NAV gets 5 million kroner fine for breach of privacy rules

NAVPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has announced that they would fine the NAV NOK ​​5 million for breaching the privacy rules associated with a previous CV base.

For a period of 20 years, all jobseekers’ CVs were available via search to employers who were logged in to the service on

“A lot of people called and were desperate that their data was shared so openly,” acting head of the Data Protection Authority, Janne Stang Dahl, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).


The NAV discovered this violation of the privacy rules and closed parts of the search before reporting the case to the Norwegian Data Protection Authority in February 2021.

Those affected by the breach were also contacted.

“In this case, we made a mistake. Then it is natural that we get the criticism and a violation fee. We take privacy very seriously. Personal information must be safe, and we must, of course, follow the regulations,” NAV director Hans Christian Holte wrote in a press release.

He says that the NAV will not appeal the decision on a fee from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.

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