ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM will use and record certain personal
data about you. We may do so, when your business becomes a client
of ours, or in the performance of our legal advisory
ESKIL NIELSEN · LAWFIRM will be the controller of those data. This will be the case, for example, where personal data are processed in our day-to-day business activities, legal work and advisory services to our clients. Accordingly, we are usually not required to conclude a data processing agreement with our clients.
Below are some more details on when and how we may collect and use your personal data.
Your rights as a data subject
As a data subject you have a number of rights available to you,
which you may exercise by contacting ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM. You
have the right to request information about what personal data
about you we are processing and to receive a copy of the data. You
also have the right to object to our processing of personal data
about you, to request rectification or erasure of any personal data
about you which you believe are incorrect, outdated, etc., and you
can request a restriction of our processing of personal data about
you. However, for some of these rights, e.g. the right to erasure,
exercising them requires satisfaction of certain concrete
conditions set by data protection law.
Another right of yours as a data subject is the right to data portability - again, subject to fulfilment of concrete conditions set by data protection law. This means you have the right to receive, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, the personal data about you which has been sent to us, where the processing is carried out by automatic means and is based on consent or contract. You are also entitled, where technically feasible, to have your personal data transmitted to another controller.
There may be instances, though, where the rules allow for a restriction of your rights, e.g. where your rights are deemed to be overridden by essential private interests.
Where you have given consent to the processing of your personal data, you are free to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing which has already taken place on the basis of your consent. If you choose to withdraw your consent, the processing of your personal data will cease and the data will be erased, unless there are objective grounds for their continued retention, e.g. for documentation purposes.
See the Danish Data Protection Agency's guidance on the rights of data subjects for more about your rights here (in Danish).
Exceptions to ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM's duty of disclosure
As a data subject you are entitled to information about ESKIL
NIELSEN · LAW FIRM's processing of your personal data. However, the
rules of the Danish Administration of Justice Act and the Code of
Conduct for the Danish Bar and Law Society impose on our lawyers a
duty of non-disclosure, which may require us in certain cases to
decline disclosure to you if your personal data or the processing
of them are to remain confidential.
ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM may also decline disclosure to you to safeguard essential private interests, including your own, or to safeguard essential public interests, where such interests are found to override your interest in receiving the information. This exception will be relevant where disclosure would prejudice the interests of our clients, e.g. in connection with legal action and enforcement of civil law claims or criminal acts, control or supervisory functions, and similar situations.
Also, ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM may decline disclosure to you if you are in possession of the information already or if disclosing them to you is impossible or would involve a disproportionate effort or would impair the achievement of the objectives of the processing.
Security of processing at ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM
We will also process your personal data in a manner that ensures
the security and confidentiality of the data as required under the
data protection laws in force from time to time, including by use
of the required technical and organisational security measures. We
have, among other things, procedures in place to ensure that only
selected employees of the Law Firm have access to your personal
data and that your personal data are not kept longer than
To the extent allowed under applicable data protection laws, we may also use your personal data for statistical purposes so that we can continuously improve on our servicing of clients.
Contact ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM
If you have any questions for ESKIL NIELSEN · LAW FIRM about our processing of personal data, you are more than welcome to contact our person in charge of privacy: Eskil Nielsen
Contact the Danish Data Protection Agency
If you have any grievances about the manner in which the Law Firm processes your personal data, you can lodge a complaint with the Danish Data Protection Agency (website in Danish), the authority responsible for supervising data protection in Denmark.