How the Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers processes your personal data

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When you contact the Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers (AFU) regarding an outstanding salary claim, AFU processes information about you as part of its case processing. This information is also called personal data.

AFU processes cases that concern outstanding salary claims as determined by the industrial courts, e.g. by industrial arbitration or the Danish Labour Court.

In the following, you can read more about what data AFU processes, how AFU processes the data and your rights in that connection.

For example, the Danish Labour Market Fund of Posted Workers (AFU) processes data about:

  • Your identity and the identity of your employer
  • Contact information
  • Trade union affiliation
  • Tax matters
  • Account number

You may have provided the information in connection with an outstanding salary claim.

Information may also be provided by your employer, ATP, a trade union or from public authorities in connection with the reporting of AFU contributions. In connection with the case processing, we may also have obtained information from public authorities, such as the Tax Administration, the CPR register and the RUT register.

The Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers (AFU) processes your personal data in accordance with the law about the Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers.

AFU can coordinate information with representatives, public authorities and courts in other EU and EEA countries, as well as any guarantee institutions involved in decisions regarding collection, payment and recovery.

AFU may obtain information from the Danish tax authorities and other public authorities about employers, employees and principals that is necessary to make payments from the fund and to undertake the collection and recovery of any outstanding salary claims, penalties, contributions, interest and handling charges.

AFU stores your data during the processing of your case and deletes it after 10 years. The data is stored based on documentation requirements as stipulated in e.g. the Danish Accounting Act and the Danish Access to Public Administration Files Act.

If you call AFU, you may be asked if the AFU can record the call. The recordings are used solely for training purposes and improving the customer experience. The conversation is deleted after two months, but you can always have the conversation deleted earlier by contacting the AFU. 

You may object to The Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers (AFU) storing personal data about you.

You may request a copy of the data, which AFU keeps about you.

You may also request:

  • to have your personal data rectified or erased
  • to have the data sent to you or someone else
  • to have AFU suspend the processing of your data.

Finally, you may object to AFU making automated decisions.

If you ask to have your personal data erased, AFU may not be able to comply with your request. The reason for this is, that your personal data forms part of a case to recover an outstanding salary claim, penalty, etc. from an employer.

Do you have any questions about your case?

If you have any questions about your case, please contact the Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers (AFU).

Do you have any questions about your personal data?

If you have any questions concerning AFU’s processing of your personal data or if you want to exercise your rights to, for example, gain access to or erase your personal data, you can contact AFU.

If you write to AFU, please write “personal data” in the subject line.

Are you unsatisfied with the processing of your personal data?

You can contact the Data Protection Officer, if you think

  • that you have not received a satisfactory response to your request for access to your personal data
  • that AFU has not respected your rights

If you disagree with the way in which AFU processes your personal data, you may submit a complaint to the Danish Data Protection Agency. Please note that the Danish Data Protection Agency is only a complaints body in respect to AFU’s processing of personal data and not the handling of your case.

If you disagree with the way in which AFU is handling your case, please contact AFU.