Norwegian Data Protection Authority

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Norwegian Data Protection Authority
Datatilsynet logo.jpg
Agency overview
Formed1980 (1980)
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
Agency executive

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