It also contains the information to which you are entitled when data is collected from our websites.

Norwegian Government Security and Service Organisation (G.S.S.O.), under the authority of the Director, is the Data Controller for the processing of personal data by the organisation. Visitors to our websites may voluntarily provide personal data in connection with services, such as receiving newsletters or registering for conferences. The legal basis of our data processing is the individual’s consent, unless otherwise specified.

The processing is conducted in accordance with the Norwegian Personal Data Act, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and associated regulations. This includes technical and administrative measures, regulations and employee competence.

This statement contains the information to which you are entitled when your personal data is collected from our websites (section 19 of the Norwegian Personal Data Act), and general information on how we process personal data (section 18, first paragraph, of the Norwegian Personal Data Act).

Personal data

Personal data exists on our websites in the form of references and descriptions in editorial content, and in various formats, such as:

  • Text in HTML files that are in displayable formats
  • Text in downloadable documents in various formats
  • Text, audio or images in video files
  • Audio in downloadable audio files/podcasts

Relevant personal data that is part of the editorial content may consist of names, roles, professions etc. The data is collected from official sources and published in connection with the duty of disclosure, which enables public agencies to elucidate responsibility within the administration. Consent is not necessary for processing personal data which is part of journalistic content or is deemed necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Data Controller (Article 6e of the General Data Protection Regulation).

The Prime Minister’s Office and all government ministries have their own editors and an independent responsibility for processing personal data on their websites.

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