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DPA Asks Agencies for Tracking Info

ONLINE PRIVACY—NORWAY

August 22, 2012

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA) is concerned that two state agencies are violating Norwegian data protection law through their use of Google Analytics, and it has asked the agencies for more information, PCWorld reports. The DPA says that because the tracking service collects Internet protocol (IP) addresses and because the agencies—the Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund—may not have control over how the IP addresses are handled, it wants documentation “before it moves forward.”
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