Region: Norway

Norwegian regulator issues multimillion-euro adtech fine

Norway’s data protection authority has fined online comments provider and adtech player Disqus €2.5 million.

05 May 2021

Grindr facing hefty adtech fine

Norway’s data protection authority plans to fine dating app Grindr €9.6 million over alleged large-scale data sharing, in a move campaigners say could have serious consequences for the wider online advertising industry.

26 January 2021

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

Regulators pressure Apple into data notice changes

Apple will soon add easy-to-understand notices on its app store explaining how apps use personal data, following pressure from an international group of consumer protection authorities.

09 December 2020

Data broker fights Norwegian adtech claims

Data broker Foursquare has sought to distance itself from accusations made in a Norwegian report about the sale of data by mobile app developers – saying it has a legitimate interest to handle personal data shared with it by mobile apps.

07 July 2020

Norway suspends tracing app amid proportionality concerns

Norway's privacy watchdog has temporarily banned the processing of data through the country’s covid-19 tracing app, citing privacy concerns over its proportionality.

15 June 2020

Activists take aim at Grindr’s adtech data practices

One of Grindr's adtech partners has temporarily cut ties with the dating app after a Norwegian consumer rights group filed three complaints with the country’s data watchdog, claiming that Grindr's data-sharing practices violate the GDPR.

14 January 2020

Consumer authorities crack down on app stores

A global coalition of consumer protection and competition authorities has urged Apple and Google to change their app store policies to better inform users about how their data is processed.

18 March 2019

Google illegally tracking users, says Norway consumer agency

The Norwegian Consumer Council has accused Google of breaching the GDPR by using “deceptive design and misleading information” to constantly track smartphone users.

30 November 2018

Expert slates post-GDPR consent policies

A Norwegian digital policy expert has criticised major tech companies including Microsoft, Facebook and Google for failing to adequately protect user privacy in light of the GDPR.

25 October 2018

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