The Danish Data Protection Authority (DPA) has recently announced an update to its data protection strategy, initially launched in 2020. This revision introduces twelve new initiatives aimed at enhancing the DPA’s capability to direct its supervisory activities towards areas posing the greatest risk to the privacy of citizens’ data. By refining the strategies and processes established in the previous years, the authority intends to improve the precision and effectiveness of its regulatory oversight.
Director Cristina Angela Gulisano underlined the importance of this strategy update, noting that the DPA will continue to concentrate on the quality, sources, and utilization of data, along with its documentation. The new strategic approach also emphasizes the progression of supervisory cases, which are the control actions initiated by the DPA each year. This focus is designed to ensure that the DPA maintains its momentum and legitimacy in its supervisory role, and that the data used in its risk-based work remains up-to-date and relevant.
The updated strategy highlights the DPA’s commitment to a data- and risk-based approach that not only safeguards citizens’ data privacy but also streamlines the supervisory process. The aim is to make the regulatory efforts more targeted and efficient, thereby strengthening the protection of personal data within the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For those interested in learning more about the revised strategy, the Danish DPA has made the document available for public access. Additionally, the strategy for the previous period, 2020-2023, can also be reviewed for comparison and to understand the evolution of the DPA’s approach to data protection and privacy.