Orientation concerning the General Data Protection Regulation

In accordance with Article 13 and 14[1] of the General Data Protection Regulation, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency is as data controller obligated to inform you, how we treat your personal data.

The following is to inform you; how we process the personal data, we collect.

The purpose of and legal basis for the processing of your personal data

The Environmental Protection Agency processes your personal data, to determine whether you have been in breach of the rules pertaining to the Danish Low Emission Zones. This includes processing for the following purposes: 

  • Making sure that the data we have received from Sund and Bælt Holding A/S is correct.
  • To issue you a Penalty Charge Notice for the unlawful driving in a Danish Low Emission Zone

Your personal data will in this connection be subject to the necessary processing, including, for example, archiving pursuant to the Danish Act on Public Access to Documents in Public Files (offentlighedsloven). Your data will furthermore be stored in accordance with the Danish Archives Act (arkivloven).

The Environmental Protection Agency is obligated to processes your personal data in accordance with the Danish Environmental Protection Act (miljøbeskyttelsesloven).[2] Insofar, the data collected by Sund and Bælt Holding A/S, via their automated camera system, will be use to assess whether a Penalty Charge Notice should be issued.[3]   
Hence, the processing takes place under the authority of the General Data Protection Regulation, Article 6 (1), litra e (the exercise of official authority).

We process data on criminal offences in accordance with section 8 (1) of the Data Protection Act, as the processing is necessary for performing the tasks of the Agency.

Collection and categories of personal data

Besides the information that you yourself might have given to The Environmental Protection Agency we have also received some of the following data about you, from Sund and Bælt Holding A/S.

If the vehicle is not company owned:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Car registration number
  • Information regarding your vehicle
  • Time and place of entry into the zone
  • If you pay the amount due

If the vehicle is company owned:

  • Name(s) of company owner
  • Company VAT Number
  • Address of company
  • Car registration number
  • Information regarding your vehicle
  • Time and place of entry into the zone
  • If you pay the amount due

Recipients or categories of recipients

If you do not accept the Penalty Charge Notice, the Environmental Protection Agency will transfer your personal data to the police for further investigation. Moreover, the Environmental Protection Agency will share information with Sund and Bælt Holding A/S, to handle the obligations pertaining to the Danish Low Emission Zones. The Environmental Protection Agency will moreover entrust your personal data to the Agency’s data processors, e.g. Statens IT (the Agency for Governmental IT Services in Denmark).

Storage of your personal data

The Environmental Protection Agency will process your data until the data are filed or discarded pursuant to the rules of the Danish Archives Act, see Consolidated Act no. 1201 of 28 September 2016, or in general for as long as they are needed for the purpose for which they were collected. When there is no longer a legal or administrative need, the data will be discarded (erased).

Your rights

Pursuant to Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation you are as a general rule entitled to access the data that the Environmental Protection Agency processes about you. Pursuant to Article 16, you are entitled to have incorrect data about you rectified. Moreover, you are pursuant to Article 17, in duly justified cases entitled to have data about you erased sooner than the time stated in the paragraph on storage of your personal data.  Finally, pursuant to Article 18, you are in certain instances entitled to have the processing of your personal data restricted.

In accordance with Article 21, you are furthermore, in certain situations, entitled to object to the Environmental Protection Agency’s otherwise lawful processing of your data.

The rights described are only applicable to physical persons, sole proprietorships, partnerships and limited partnerships with physical persons as participants. Insofar, foreign companies whose company construction can be compared to those enshrined in Danish law. 

You can read more about the legislation pertaining to your rights, on the Danish Data Protection Agency page here: https://datatilsynet.dk/english/legislation.

If you want to make use of the rights described here, you have to contact the Danish Environmental Protection Agency via the information below.

We are the data controller – how to contact us

The Environmental Protection Agency is the data controller in relation to the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions to the Environmental Protection Agency’s processing of your personal data, you are always welcome to contact us by telephone 72 54 40 00, by e-mail mst@mst.dk or at our offices at Tolderlundsvej 5, 5000 Odense C.

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Environmental Protection Agency

If you have any questions to our processing of your personal data, you are also welcome to contact our Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency can be contacted by telephone 72 54 40 00, by e-mail dpo@mfvm.dk or at our offices at Tolderlundsvej 5, 5000 Odense C., Att. the Data Protection Officer.

Complaints to the Data Protection Agency

Any complaints regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s processing of your personal data may be lodged with the Data Protection Agency pursuant to Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation. The Data Protection Agency may be contacted through the contact information stated on the website of the Data Protection Agency www.datatilsynet.dk/english/.


[1] Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

[2] Danish Environmental Protection Act chapters 2 and 13 (Lov om miljøbeskyttelse, kapitel 2 og 13)

[3] Danish Environmental Protection Act, Article 15 b (1) or (2) and Article 110 litra c, in connection with Article 110 (1) subsection 1 and 110 litra d.


Revised: 19-10-2020