Data Protection

All companies need to manage personal information. This may be information about employees, customers and suppliers, visitors to business websites, activity logs in the company's IT systems, or a wide range of other types of information.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been implemented in Norway through the Personal Data Act of 2018, introduces stricter regulation with increased documentation requirements and more protection for individual privacy. The GDPR also imposes much stricter sanctions in case of violation. This places great demands on companies. Although the challenges will vary with the scope of the individual company's processing of personal data, no company will remain unaffected. 

Today, most companies use data processors (such as IT service providers and software maintenance providers). New and more detailed rules apply to these supplier relationships as well, for example, with regard to the content of data processor agreements and the data processor's own duties.

Based on our experience, companies have a special need for assistance regarding:

  • Analysis of strategy and scope
  • Establishment and documentation of internal control systems
  • Agreements, including data processor agreements
  • Transfer of personal data outside the EU / EEA
  • Control measures in the workplace, including access to employee e-mail
  • Collection, storage and use of large volumes of data  ("big data")
  • Use of cloud services
  • Handling a personal data breach

We are the authors of the Norwegian chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection.

Data protection legal issues are also relevant in connection with the conclusion of IT contracts etc. Read more here.

Read our latest articles on data protection

  • Data Protection, Technology and digitalisation


    Line Coll will be the new Director of the Data Protection Authority

    Our Partner and dear colleague Line Coll will be the new Director-General of the Norwegian Data Protection Authority. We are very proud and will miss her a lot!

  • Data Protection, Technology and digitalisation


    Transfer of Personal Data and the Use of Google Analytics: Austrian Data Protection Authority's Decision

    Austrian Data Protection Authority decided that the use of Google Analytics violates the transfer rules under the GDPR.

  • Data Protection, Technology and digitalisation


    New Draft Decision's Potential Impact on GDPR's Strict Consent Rules

    The Irish Data Protection Commissioner's new draft decision has received significant attention. The decision relates to the legal basis of processing under the GDPR and it is criticised by many for giving entities a by-pass from GDPR's strict rules. In this article, Wikborg Rein looks into the draft decision and evaluates what it might mean for the application of the GDPR in the future.