Data Protection Officer

A Data Protection Officer provides advice on data protection issues

Two eyes. Foto: Thomas Ekstrøm/Sikresiden
Two eyes. Foto: Thomas Ekstrøm/Sikresiden
Icon representing Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

A Data Protection Officer provides advice on data protection issues

Two eyes. Foto: Thomas Ekstrøm/Sikresiden
Icon representing Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

The role of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer provides advice on data protection issues and is the point of contact between the place of study/work and the Data Protection Agency.

The Data Protection Officer is to be consulted on all questions regarding processing of personal data. Contact The Data Protection Officer in your institution.

The Data Protection Officer shall safeguard the data protection interests of students, staff, research participants and patients. The Data Protection Officer controls compliance with the laws regarding personal data. This includes placement of responsibility and that the necessary training is provided for enabling staff and students to comply with the regulations.

All public agencies are required to have a Data Protection Officer. External persons or agencies may act as advisors and assist the Data Protection Officer on various issues. Many universities and university colleges use the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) as an advisor on questions regarding the use of personal data in research.

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