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The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA) is a public authority. We are an independent body set up in 1980 to protect the individual’s privacy. We are financed by the Norwegian government and administratively subordinate to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.

Data protection is about your fundamental right to privacy, and one of our main tasks is to protect the individual’s privacy. Our role is to uphold a number of acts and regulation concerning data protection. However, the main legislation directing our work is the Personal Data Act and Generala Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Through information, dialogue, complaints handling and inspection, we supervise that authorities, companies, organisations and individuals follow data protection legislation.