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Data Protection Authority Denies Klaustur MPs Request

The Board of the Data Protection Authority has denied the request of four Centre Party MPs for further data collection connected to the so-called Klaustur Scandal, RÚV reports. The MPs’ lawyer had requested, among other things, information on payments made to Bára Halldórsdóttir’s bank account. The four MPs were among a group of six whom Bára recorded making sexist, ableist, and homophobic remarks about their colleagues at Klaustur Bar in Reykjavík in late November.

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The ruling states that the Data Protection Authority does not consider itself authorised to gather information from financial institutions and communications companies for cases which do not concern the companies themselves. The Authority considers there to be enough information available to make a final ruling in the case.

The Authority’s ruling also states that the MPs’ lawyer believes Bára’s recording was premeditated and executed with one or more accomplices. Bára’s lawyers have denied such claims and requested the Data Protection Authority drop the case, as it pertains to freedom of speech and privacy and should be ruled on in court.

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