ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE
Privacy law is about your and my rights to have control of information about ourselves. The privacy protection rules apply in more cases than you might realize. Most businesses process personal data and are subject to the Personal Data Act's comprehensive terms and obligations for such treatment.
In May 2018, new privacy rules based on the GDPR came into force in Norway. The new regulations entail additional obligations for businesses that process personal data and extended rights for the data subject.
Our lawyers advise businesses and individuals on the use of personal data, including how the business needs to adapt to the GDPR regulations.
Personal data has become a global commodity. The ability to predict behaviour is important, for example, in order to offer tailor-made marketing of products and services.
Personal data and the compilation and analysis of such data can be of significant commercial value to businesses. The prerequisite for the information to have value is that the collection and further use of the data is legal.
Businesses' opportunities to use personal data are weighed against the data subject's right to control information about them. Our lawyers provide practical and targeted advice in this area of tension, so businesses can legally exploit the potential of knowing current and potential customers.
OUR LAWYERS PROVIDE ADVICE ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES, AMONGST OTHERS:
- Establishment and control of legal basis for handling, including the design of consent declarations
- Maintenance of basic requirements for processing personal data
- Exercise of the data subject's rights
- Control and monitoring in the workplace, including access to email, logs, etc.
- Conclusion of data processing agreements
- Design of privacy statements
- Adaptation to the GDPR regulations
- Handing over of personal data and transfer to insecure third countries, including disclosure under the Privacy Shield regulations.