Region: Norway

Norwegian GDPR fine struck down after investigation delays

Norway’s privacy appeals board has overturned a fine issued by the country’s data watchdog after finding it took too long to process a case – and said it would have reduced the penalty in any event.

12 November 2021

Norwegian regulator issues ransomware fine

Norway’s data protection authority plans to fine a local municipality 4 million (€407,500) kroner after a ransomware attack exposed the data of residents and employees.

02 November 2021

Norway issues GDPR fine over China transfers

Norway's data regulator has fined a company 5 million kroner (€489,000) for illegally transferring personal data to China.

01 October 2021

Norway probes DNA testing platform

Norway’s data watchdog has ordered a genealogy company to respond to questions about its data processing practices, following concerns that it is not GDPR compliant.

26 August 2021

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

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