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The Icelandic DPA (Persónuvernd) issued an advisory opinion clarifying the interplay between the Information Act and the Privacy Act which implements the GDPR. Although the Persónuvernd was not competent to rule on the lawfulness of a disclosure of personal data under the Information act, it ruled that the Privacy Act does not prevent the information in question from being published.
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The Icelandic DPA (Persónuvernd) issued an advisory opinion clarifying the interplay between the Information Act and the Privacy Act, implementing the GDPR. Although the Persónuvernd was not competent to rule on the lawfulness of a disclosure of personal data under the Information act, it ruled that the Privacy Act does not prevent the information in question from being published.
  
==English Summary==
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== English Summary ==
  
===Facts===
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=== Facts ===
 
The Icelandic Dictorate of Labour holds companies’ information using partial compensation schemes and employees’ information on their applications for unemployment benefits in accordance with Act no. 54/2006 on unemployment insurance (part-time work under Corona crises).
 
The Icelandic Dictorate of Labour holds companies’ information using partial compensation schemes and employees’ information on their applications for unemployment benefits in accordance with Act no. 54/2006 on unemployment insurance (part-time work under Corona crises).
  
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More precisely, the Dictorate asked whether it will be compliant with the Privacy Act that the Directorate of Labor submits or publishes only a list of larger companies, e.g. based on the number of employees, and the information on the number of employees who applied for unemployment benefits.
 
More precisely, the Dictorate asked whether it will be compliant with the Privacy Act that the Directorate of Labor submits or publishes only a list of larger companies, e.g. based on the number of employees, and the information on the number of employees who applied for unemployment benefits.
  
===Holding===
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=== Holding ===
 
First, the authority clarified the interplay between the two legal text and pointed out that the Privacy Act does not limit the right of access laid down in the Information Act.  
 
First, the authority clarified the interplay between the two legal text and pointed out that the Privacy Act does not limit the right of access laid down in the Information Act.  
 
The data protection authority held that the disclosure of companies’ information under the Information Act no. 140/2012 is not under its jurisdiction. However, the data protection authority is competent to issue decision under the Privacy Act no. 90/2018 on privacy and processing of personal information.
 
The data protection authority held that the disclosure of companies’ information under the Information Act no. 140/2012 is not under its jurisdiction. However, the data protection authority is competent to issue decision under the Privacy Act no. 90/2018 on privacy and processing of personal information.
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Lastly, the authority ruled that there is onthing in the Privacy Act which prevent the information in question from being published. Thus, the authority answered that the Privacy Act which does not prevent the information about companies using a partial benefit scheme from being published.
 
Lastly, the authority ruled that there is onthing in the Privacy Act which prevent the information in question from being published. Thus, the authority answered that the Privacy Act which does not prevent the information about companies using a partial benefit scheme from being published.
  
==Comment==
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== Comment ==
  
  
==Further Resources==
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== Further Resources ==
 
''Share blogs or news articles here!''
 
''Share blogs or news articles here!''
  
==English Machine Translation of the Decision==
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== English Machine Translation of the Decision ==
 
The decision below is a machine translation of the Icelandic original. Please refer to the Icelandic original for more details.
 
The decision below is a machine translation of the Icelandic original. Please refer to the Icelandic original for more details.
  

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