The Norwegian data protection authority announced citizens do not need to have a passport to be a bank customer. The DPA released this information to dispute the notion an individual must have a passport to obtain a BankID in accordance with money-laundering regulation. The agency found money-laundering rules a state passport is not the only form of ID needed to get a BankID, and the banks themselves can set up their own rules to obtain credentials. The DPA also announced the use of a tool to observe school bullying violates data protection regulation, as well as a sanction against Oslo for its patient data-storing practices. (Original articles are in Norwegian.)
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