According to Post & Parcel’s report, Data Inspectorate handed out a NOK 100,000 ($17,675 USD) fine on Monday, warning there could be “serious consequences” if confidential addresses were given out.
Three weeks ago, Posten had received a request by a customer for an address to be made confidential, and to remove it from the national address database. Posten, however, had not provided information to customers on how to opt out of having their details included within its address hygiene service.
Pressure from the regulator has now brought improvements, and Norway Post is now able to make daily updates on the national database.
Following the decision, customers registering an address at the post office will now be informed that it is possible to opt out of Posten's address cleansing system, and provided with information on how to do it.