Norwegian Data Protection Authority

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The Norwegian Data Protection Authority
Government agency
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
Area served
Key people
Bjørn Erik Thon (Director)
ParentMinistry of Government Administration and Reform

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Norwegian: Datatilsynet) is Norwegian Government agency responsible for managing the Personal Data Act of 2000, concerning privacy concerns. This Act replaced the Data Register Act of 1978.

The authority is based in Oslo, and is an independent administrative body under the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform. It is the national data protection authority for Norway.

Helge Seip served as its first director from 1980 to 1989, and Georg Apenes served from 1989 to 2010. Ove Skåra served as acting director from April 2010.

On 28 May 2010, Bjørn Erik Thon was appointed as new director.[1]


  1. ^ Holgersen, Jon D. (28 May 2010). "Bjørn Erik Thon blir ny direktør i Datatilsynet". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 May 2010.

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