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Norway: Datatilsynet fines Directorate of Customs NOK 400,000 for processing information stored in cameras without legal basis

The Norwegian data protection authority ('Datatilsynet') announced, on 20 November 2020, its decision to impose a fine of NOK 400,000 (approx. €38,000) on the Norwegian Directorate of Customs for collecting and processing information found in cameras without a sufficient legal basis. In particular, Datatilsynet highlighted that the Directorate of Customs had processed information from both fixed and mobile cameras, as well as collecting data from cameras placed by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration despite the fact that the Directorate of Customs does not have access to data stored in those cameras. In addition, Datatilsynet noted that this fine is imposed in accordance with the provisions of the old Act on the Processing of Personal Data due to the fact that the violation occurred prior to the entry into force of the Act on the Processing of Personal Data of 2018.

You can read the announcement here and the decision here, both only available in Norwegian.