Data Protection Law in Norway

Data Protection Law in Norway

Updated on Monday 28th August 2017

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The Data Protection Law in Norway is important in order to clarify the conditions in which the personal data can be processed and used by different legal entities. Personal data includes filmed material as well as information referring to both natural and legal persons. Our Norwegian lawyers can help you take all the necessary steps in order to ensure that your personal data as well as important information for your business are protected, according to the legal framework in Norway. 

The data protection legal framework in Norway

The Personal Data Act is the main law which establishes how the data can be collected and processed by companies and individuals. Other laws which are in force at the moment have been adopted in order to set other details concerning data protection. As such, the Personal Data Regulation (PDR) is also dealing with data protection topics and it can be of interest to foreign investors in Norway
Moreover other sectoral laws, such as the Health Register Act, or the The Schengen Information Systems Act, contain provisions which touch on the data protection theme. One of our Norwegian lawyers can explain to you what regulations need to be respected when data is collected, processed or stored by institutions or companies.

Types of data covered by the data protection law in Norway

According to the Norwegian law, there are particular regulations which refer to specific types of data processing or data type. In some cases companies might need to register with the Data inspectorate in order to be allowed to process information. One of our attorneys in Norway can give more details on the conditions in which personal data can be transferred to third countries, or they can explain what provisions regulate video surveillance. 
Other topics covered in the Data Protection Act in Norway are:
Internal control;
How license can be obtained from the Data Inspectorate;
The conditions in which deficient personal data can be rectified; 
Information security;
Obligations towards subjects whose data are being processed;
What are Employers' rights regarding the accessing of their employees' e-mail.
Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm in Norway in order to be informed on the key issues concerning the Data Protection Act in this country.