Norwegian parliamentary board resigns

The Norwegian Data Protection Agency has fined the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) 2 million kroner for flaws in IT security measures. Storting director Marianne Andre Assen resigns.

In August 2020, there was a data attack on storming. At that time, it turned out that the personal information of 13 email accounts could be affected. Investigations from the PST pointed out that Russia was the potential culprit behind the attack.

However, data protection officials believe that the measures implemented in Storting at the time were not sufficient. At the same time, they state that they have shown gross negligence in connection with data attacks.

As a result, the director of Storting has resigned.

“Since then, Storting’s IT security has improved significantly. Nevertheless, I conclude that Storting as an institution is most useful by having a new director who can continue to work on improvements in a wide range of areas. Has been reached, “Andreasen said in a press release.

Some tough cases

The president of Storting Masud Gharahkhani (Labor Party) told newspaper VG that assistant director Kyrre Grimstad was required to act as acting director until a new director was officially appointed.

During his four years as Storting’s director, Andreasen experienced several tough incidents, including travel expense fraud, IT attacks, and the media’s negative attention to the use of representatives’ financial schemes.

Andreasen added that he is confident that storming will emerge more powerfully from the various processes currently underway.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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