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Statistical legislation

As the national statistical authority of Denmark, Statistics Denmark is obliged to follow a number of laws and regulations.

Statistics Denmark is subject to about 300 EU regulations on statistics. In addition, the Act on Statistics Denmark applies, which among other things describes Statistics Denmark's tasks and the right to collect data for statistics. Moreover, as an administrative authority, Statistics Denmark must follow the rules applicable to administrative authorities.

Statistics Denmark's Data Confidentiality Policy implements current legislation in the field of statistics.

The legislative basis for Statistics Denmark's work

Below are references to legislation that particularly applies to Statistics Denmark's work:

Act on Statistics Denmark (unofficial translation by Statistics Denmark)

Regulation on European Statistics (EUR-Lex) 

On this page you will find current EU legislation on statistics according to subject area.


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