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Faroe Islands: Authority finds telecommunications company in compliance with data protection act

The Faroe Islands Data Protection Authority ('the Authority') announced, on 20 September 2021, that it had completed its investigation into a telecommunications company, in which it decided that the company had not violated Section 47 of the Act No. 80 of 7 June 2020 on the Protection of Personal Data ('the Act'), following notification of a possible security incident by Føroya Politi, the Faroese Police. 

Background to the investigation

In particular, Føroya Politi had notified, in June 2021, the Authority of the potential security violation, whereby it had received personal information from a Faroese telecommunications company regarding a specific case, which the company was not authorised to provide. Consequently, the Authority contacted the company for further information.

Findings of the Authority

Following its investigation, the Authority found that a security incident had not occurred.


The Authority dismissed the case and did not take any action.

You can read the press release, only available in Danish, here