Tag Archive | Norway

Norway: Grindr must delete improperly collected data

Norway: Grindr must delete improperly collected data

(Reuters) – Norway should force the Grindr dating app to erase illegally gathered data, on top of a recent threat to impose a large fine, the country’s influential Consumer Council said on Wednesday. Norway’s Data Protection Authority said on January 26 it planned to fine the LGBTQ+ app 100 million Norwegian crowns (9,920,363.48 Euro) for […]

Norway: Grindr faces over €9m fine for privacy breach

Norway: Grindr faces over €9m fine for privacy breach

(Reuters) – Norway’s Data Protection Authority said on Tuesday it planned to fine dating app Grindr 100 million Norwegian crowns ($11.7 million) [€9,620,949.59 appprox.] for what the regulator said was illegal disclosure of user data to advertising firms. US-based Grindr, which describes itself as the world’s largest social networking app for LGBTQ people, said the […]

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people

Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender and bisexual people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code, which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981. People found guilty of hate speech face a fine or up to a year in prison for private remarks, and a maximum of three years for public comments, according to […]

Norway: NRK Interviews Stein Erik Hagen, Out Gay Billionaire

Norway: NRK Interviews Stein Erik Hagen, Out Gay Billionaire

Although the Marriage Act has allowed Norwegian LGBT people to marry since 2009, billionaire Stein Erik Hagen has only come out over the last few days. In an interview with NRK, (Norse Rikskringkasting AS or Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) on the programme, Skavlan, he told host, Fredrik Skavlan, that he only realised in adulthood that he […]

Sunday Sounds: Kleerup feat. Susanne Sundfør – Let Me In

Kleerup had spent the early part of 2014 experimenting on new ideas and technology, and had begun to sketch out some basic ideas. But then tragedy stuck with the death of his mentor Christian Falk. “He really was like family, friend and mentor – he was everything,” sighs Kleerup. A year prior, Kleerup had hit […]

Mr Gay Europe Becomes Face of Norwegian Postage Stamp

Mr Gay Europe Becomes Face of Norwegian Postage Stamp

The Norwegian Postal Office has printed a limited number of special edition postage stamps, which feature the face of the current Mr Gay Europe and former Mr Gay Ireland, Robbie Obara. The A-class stamp, which is used for postage sent from Norway to other European countries, will be available from February 14, but will not […]

Norwegian PM Changes Facebook For Pride

Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has updated his Facebook page in support of ‘Skieve Dager’ (Queer Days), Oslo’s LGBT Pride festival. The cover photo’s text in Norwegian – “For at alle skal kunne gifte seg med den de elsker” – translates to English as “So that all people are able to marry who they love.” […]