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Miscellaneous provisions

Amended by the Regulations of 29 January 2009 No. 84 (in force from 1 March 2009, formerly chapter 9).

Section 10-1. The Privacy Appeals Board

The Privacy Appeals Board shall deal with appeals against the decisions of the Data Protection Authority as mentioned in section 42, fourth paragraph, of the Personal Data Act and appeals against the individual decisions of the Data Protection Authority pursuant to these Regulations.

The King will appoint personal deputies for the five members of the Board who are appointed by the King pursuant to section 43, second paragraph, of the Personal Data Act. The deputy members shall be appointed for the same term as the members.

The Privacy Appeals Board shall have a secretariat that shall facilitate the work of the Privacy Appeals Board and otherwise prepare matters for consideration by the Board.

The Privacy Appeals Board shall reach decisions by a simple majority vote. The decisions shall state whether they were reached unanimously. In the event of dissent, grounds for the minority view shall also be stated. To the extent that the decisions are not exempt from public disclosure, they shall be compiled in a record book that is open to the public.

Amended by the Regulations of 29 January 2009 No. 84 (in force from 1 March 2009, formerly section 9-1).

Section 10-2. Communications that contain a personal identity number

Postal communications that contain a personal identity number shall be designed in such a way that the number is not accessible to persons other than the addressee. The same shall apply to communications that are transmitted by means of telecommunications.

Amended by the Regulations of 29 January 2009 No. 84 (in force from 1 March 2009, formerly section 9-2).

Section 10-3. Penalties

Anyone who wilfully or through gross negligence omits to comply with the provisions of chapters 2 through 7 and sections 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, second to sixth paragraph, or section 8-5 of these Regulations shall be liable to fines or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both.

An accomplice shall be liable to similar penalties.

Amended by the Regulations of 29 January 2009 No. 84 (in force from 1 March 2009, formerly section 9-3).