The Criminal Data Act

Personal data within law enforcement is governed by special laws

The General Data Protection Regulation does not apply in all sectors of society. Some authorities are tasked with enforcing the law and a special law will be introduced that covers their processing of personal data, the Criminal Data Act. Special laws will also be introduced for different law enforcement authorities, in the same way as today. The Criminal Data Act came into force on 1 August 2018 and the new special legislation for the different authorities not until after the beginning of next year.