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COVID-19: Reporting

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Reporting by airlines and private test providers: Airlines are obliged to register and disclose data on passengers and crew members for international flights so that such data can be used for infection tracing. In addition, private test centres must report data on positive coronavirus tests to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Rules of the Danish Epidemic Act on disclosure etc. of personal data

Private companies and public corporations have a duty of disclosure to the Danish Patient Safety Authority in connection with infection tracing. This is stipulated in Part 9 (sections 49-53) of the Danish Epidemic Act. If the Danish Patient Safety Authority so requests, companies and corporations must disclose personal data of which they are in possession. This follows from section 49(2) of the Danish Epidemic Act. 

The Danish Minister of Health may lay down rules stipulating that companies and corporations must register certain data on employees, members and guests. This follows from section 49(3) of the Danish Epidemic Act. Registration of certain data must ensure that the necessary data are available for disclosure to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

The Danish Minister of Health may also lay down rules stipulating that airlines and other transport companies must disclose certain data to the Danish Patient Safety Authority immediately upon arrival in Denmark.

This follows from section 50(4) of the Danish Epidemic Act.

Relation with GDPR

The rules of the Danish Epidemic Act take into account the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is therefore not contrary to the GDPR rules when companies and corporations are asked to disclose personal data in connection with, for example, epidemics. This follows especially from the bill, Bill for Act on Epidemics, etc. (the Epidemic Act), L 134, section 6.