Norway Starts Requiring Data Breach Notification

Marcus Hoy reports:

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority recently said it will require companies to notify individuals whose personal data has been disclosed without their consent.

DPA Senior Adviser Eirin Oda Lauvset told Bloomberg BNA April 18 that Norwegian laws don’t specify a general right for data subjects to be informed of breaches. According to the DPA, the new practice stemmed from cases heard by the nation’s Privacy Appeals Board (PVN)—the appeals body for DPA decisions.

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