This privacy statement explains how the Child Welfare Tribunal collects and uses personal data when you visit our website. The statement also contains information you are entitled to when personal data are collected from the website (cf. the General Data Protection Regulation Article 13, cf. Article 12).

The website is first and foremost an information site, and visits do not entail much processing of personal data. The exceptions are the use of cookies, the possibility of compiling statistics, and applications for appointment or re-appointment as an expert tribunal member. These exceptions are all described in more detail below.

The data controller

The Child Welfare Tribunal, represented by the Director, is the data controller for the registration and processing of your personal data. The data controller decides the purpose of the processing of personal data and how the data are to be processed.

Cookies and statistics

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small information files that are placed on your computer to ensure that our service works as smoothly as possible for the user. This does not represent any security risk for you, but you can, at any time, refuse to consent to cookies being stored. Your browser also automatically sends information to our servers every time you request to see a web page. This information includes which browser and version you are using and your IP address. For every page displayed, information is stored about the date and time at which the page was displayed, the page from where you came, the page you are currently browsing, etc. This information will not be used to identify you personally. We use the information to adapt our website based on what information users are interested in finding.
The basis for processing to generate anonymous statistics is set out in the General Data Protection Regulation Article 6(1) (Letter f), which allows us to process data that are necessary for the purpose of pursuing a legitimate interest that overrides the interest of the data subject. The legitimate interest is to improve or develop the information on our website.

Applications for appointment or reappointment as an expert tribunal member

It is possible to apply for appointment or reappointment as an expert tribunal member via the Child Welfare Tribunal’s website. The application process is electronic via ID-porten. 
To process the application, we need personal details and information about the applicants’ education and current employment, and we request that applicants attach their CV, diplomas/certificates and copies of references documenting relevant work experience.
Processing these data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Child Welfare Tribunal is subject, cf. the General Data Protection Regulation Article 6(1)(c). The purpose of collecting personal data is to enable us to determine whether those who apply for the office of expert tribunal member meet the criteria for appointment and are not deemed to be disqualified from holding such office on account of their employment situation.
Once an application has been completed via the website, the Central Office for the Child Welfare Tribunal will process the data to determine whether the person is eligible for appointment. Personal data concerning persons appointed will be stored in accordance with the requirements stipulated in the archives legislation. Data concerning persons who are not appointed will be deleted after six months.


According to the Personal Data Act Section 18 first paragraph, any person who so requests shall be entitled to receive basic information about an enterprise’s processing of personal data. People registered in one of our systems have the following rights:
-          Access to own data
You have the right to request confirmation that we are processing your personal data. If that is the case, you have the right to request a copy of all the data about you that we are processing.
-    Rectification of personal data
You have the right to request that we correct or supplement inaccurate or incomplete information.
-          Erasure and restriction of processing of personal data
In certain situations, you have the right to request that we erase information about you or restrict its processing.
-          Objection against the processing of personal data
If we process data about you based on our duties or a weighing of interests, you have the right to object to our processing of these data.

-          You have the right to file a complaint about our processing of personal data
You have the right to file a complaint about our processing of personal data. The best way to do this is through the contact you have already established with us.


Contact information

You can easily exercise your rights by contacting us. Contact information for the local tribunals and the Central Office is available here. 
It is also possible to contact our data protection officer for advice and guidance. The data protection officer cannot be instructed by the management in how to exercise this function. If there is anything you wish to say in confidence, the data protection officer is subject to a duty of confidentiality.
You can contact the data protection officer by sending an e-mail to
You are entitled to a response without undue delay, and within one month at the latest.