The processing and handling of personal data

PET's procurement of information

The regulations on PET's procurement of information can be found in Sections 3 and 4 of the PET Act.

According to Section 3 of the PET Act, the intelligence service can collect and obtain information that could be of relevance to the activities of the service.
Furthermore, Section 4 of the PET Act states that upon request from PET, other administrative authorities are obligated to pass information to the service if it is the assessment of the service that the information is assumed to be of relevance to the task of preventing and investigating violations of Chapters 12 and 13 of the Danish Criminal Code.
PET's investigative efforts

The regulations on PET's investigative efforts can be found in Section 5 of the PET Act.

Here, it is stipulated that PET may initiate an investigation against physical and legal entities if is assumed to be of relevance to the task of preventing and investigating violations of Chapters 12 and 13 of the Danish Criminal Code, or it is necessary for the service to attend to its other tasks.
PET's internal handling of information
The regulations on PET's internal handling of information can be found in Sections 7 to 9 of the PET Act.
Section 7 (2) of the PET Act states that the intelligence service is allowed to handle personal data if it:

1) is consensual
2) is assumed to be of relevance to the task of preventing and investigating violations of Chapters 12 and 13 of the Danish Criminal Code, or
3) is necessary for the service to attend to its other tasks.
Furthermore, Section 9 (1) of the PET Act stipulates that PET must delete any data on physical or legal entities which has been obtained as part of an enquiry or investigation targeting such entities when the enquiry or investigation has yielded no new information within the past 15 years.
In certain cases, it is possible to refrain from deleting data if deemed necessary by considerable concerns regarding the fulfilment of PET's tasks, cf. Section 9 (2).

PET’s passing of information
It appears from Section 10 (1) of the PET Act that PET is allowed to pass on information to the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (DDIS) if this may be of significance to the task fulfilment of the services.
Furthermore, PET is allowed to pass on information to other Danish administrative authorities, private entities, foreign authorities and international organisations, cf. Section 10 (2) and(4) of the PET Act.