Protection of privacy

Concerns the right to a private life and the right to control information about yourself

Portrait of a woman. Foto: Thomas Ekström/sikresiden
Portrait of a woman. Foto: Thomas Ekström/sikresiden
Icon representing Protection of privacy – portrait of a person next to row of information

Protection of privacy

Concerns the right to a private life and the right to control information about yourself

Portrait of a woman. Foto: Thomas Ekström/sikresiden
Icon representing Protection of privacy – portrait of a person next to row of information

Protection of privacy

 

What is protection of privacy?

Protection of privacy is about safeguarding people’s personal life and personal integrity. It also means having control of your own information and how it is used.

For example: What you like and do not like, what you are studying, how you study when you are in the reading room or working, how long you stay there, what student organisations or unions you are a member of, and your examination results.

Privacy is a fundamental right rooted in both the Norwegian Constitution and in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Your responsibility as a student or an employee

You should know how information is protected and what procedures apply, for example that video clips or photos of others must not be posted online without their consent, and that personal ID numbers must not be sent unencrypted by e-mail.

If personal data have fallen into the wrong hands, for example if equipment or documents have been lost or stolen or personal data have been posted online by mistake, report it!

All employees with leadership responsibility (leaders, supervisors, project managers etc.) shall ensure that there are procedures in place to facilitate proper processing of personal data in their area of responsibility. They shall also ensure that necessary training is provided.

Your place of study or work shall have procedures, systems and training for the processing of personal data. They also have overall responsibility for proper use of personal data in, for example, student assignments, research and administrative contexts.

Your rights

When you disclose information about yourself, you have a right to know what information is stored about you and to gain access to your own information. You can find out how the information is used, by hat Methods, for which time period and who has access to it.

You can ask for the information to be corrected, deleted (NO) or limited in use. You shall be informed if your personal data have fallen into the wrong hands.

You have the right to transmit your personal data to another controller (data portability)

You have the right not to be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling.

You have in certain cases the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Your place of work or study shall help students, staff and research participants to safeguard their rights regarding processing of personal data.

The Privacy Declaration shall provide information about how the institution processes the personal data of its students, staff and research participants.

Read more about the right to information and access (NO) on the Norwegian Data Protection Authority’s website.

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