The municipality of Kvam's goal is for information security and privacy to be a natural part of all work we carry ou. In order to exercise authority, and to be able to offer you good services, the municipality often has to process personal information electronically or manually. In our privacy statement, available in Norwegian below, we inform you on how we handle your personal information, on the purpose of handling information and on your rights.

If you have any questions, comments or issues to raise concerning privacy, feel free to contact our ombudsman for privacy at or phone 55 56 96 96 (10 - 14). Kvam shares an ombudsman office with the municipality of Bergen. 

A new Data Protection Act came into effect in Norway in 2018. It has two main elements:

  • It includes the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Norwegian law
  • It provides a number of regulations complementing the regulations of GDPR

The new Act adapts and tightens the regulations for handling personal data within public and private sectors, providing citizens with strengthened privacy. The new regulations in GDPR apply to everyone operating within the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA), the latter to which Norway belongs, and to anyone offering goods or services to EU/EEA residents.

You will find further information on and on the web site of the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.