Assistance to the Danish Parliament

The Ministry of Immigration and Integration processes personal data in connection with the Ministry's assistance to the Danish Parliament which is carried out in connection with the Parliament's check on the Government. This check is carried out when members of parliament ask various types of questions, such as committee questions to be responded to in writing.

Processing of personal data will be carried out in connection with us sending a confidential response to the Danish Parliament in which we describe a fact from a specific immigration case.

Purpose and legal basis

The purpose of the processing of personal data in connection with the assistance to the Danish Parliament is to live up to our responsibility for informing the Parliament of the administration of immigration law.

The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (processing is necessary for the exercise of official authority, i.e. the performance of our tasks under immigration law), Article 9(2)(f) (processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims), and section 8 of the Data Protection Act (the performance of our tasks concerning immigration law).

As part of our exercise of official authority, it is therefore necessary to process personal data if the specific cases contain information which the Danish Parliament wishes to be informed about. This information is deemed to be necessary for the Danish Parliament's check on the Government, such as to assess whether we comply with legislation, and for the Danish Parliament's considerations as to whether to adopt new rules.

Data being processed

We process both general and sensitive personal data about the person whose immigration case gave rise to the assistance to the Danish Parliament.

For example, we may process information on your basis of residence, including any previous basis of residence, ties to Denmark and family members, nationality, etc.

Recipients of personal data

Depending on the circumstances, we may disclose personal data to other public authorities in connection with our assistance to the Danish Parliament, for example in connection with a consultation procedure concerning a draft parliamentary response.

Storage of your data

All cases concerning assistance to the Danish Parliament are registered with a reference number in our electronic case and document management system. We file documents with personal data in accordance with the rules set out in the Access to Public Administration Files Act, and we hand them over to the state archival authorities in accordance with the rules set out in the legislation on archives (approximately every five years). After this, we will make a specific assessment of whether we need to retain a copy of the cases.