In the Access division, we make data that is not readily available accessible to the general public through individual casework in accordance with the provisions of the Danish Archives Act.
The Danish Archives Act gives individuals the right to be provided data about themselves contained in public archives for free. Essentially, this means that individuals can request data and copies of documents that contain their name. Some records are protected by a special time limit for accessibility, but people can apply for permission to view such records.
In the Access division, we ensure that applicants are given the access to their data to which they are entitled. At the same time, we ensure that the applicable data protection rules are complied with.
We process applications from the general public, journalists and other persons for access to non-readily available material. We do so in accordance with Article 30 et seq. of the Danish Archives Act.
We process complex cases under Article 39(a) and 39(b) and Article 43(a) of the Danish Archives Act relating to individuals’ right of access to their own personal data.
We also identify and digitise personal data for the processing of cases in accordance with Article 39(a) and 39(b) of the Danish Archives Act.
We are responsible for the supervision of recognised religious communities.
The Danish National Archives has approximately 250 employees across the country.