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  1. Iceland - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Rules no. 837/2006 on Electronic Surveillance. - Rules on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-09-19 | ISL-2006-M-82815

    Provides rules for the use of electronic surveillance systems, including in the workplace.

  2. Iceland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act on The Protection of Privacy as regards the Processing of Personal Data, No. 77/2000. - Act on-line in Icelandic Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2000-05-23 | ISL-2000-L-82814

    Contains provisions protecting private data of persons in Iceland.

  3. Iceland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Patients' Rights Act No 74/1997. (Lög um réttindi sjúklinga, nr. 74/1997) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-01 | ISL-1997-L-87694

    The objective of this Act is to ensure specific rights for patients in accordance with general human rights and human dignity and thus strengthen their legal status vis-ŕ-vis the health service, and to support the confidential relationship which must exist between patients and healthcare practitioners.

    It is prohibited to discriminate against patients on grounds of gender, religion, beliefs, nationality, race, skin colour, financial status, family relationship or status in other respect.

  4. Iceland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 62 of 1994 on the ratification of the European Human Rights Convention.

    Adoption: 1994-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-19 | ISL-1994-L-46303

    The convention and its annexes are adopted as Icelandic law.

  5. Iceland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 83 of 1994 on the Ombudsman for Children.

    Adoption: 1994-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | ISL-1994-L-46305

    The function of the ombudsman shall be to survey and take the initiative in social matters regarding children.

  6. Iceland - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 77 of 1993 on the legal status of employees in the case of new ownership of companies.

    Adoption: 1993-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | ISL-1993-L-46615

    The provisions do not apply either in the case of bankruptcy nor regarding vessels. The change of ownership or the merging of companies shall not affect the rights of the employee according to his labour contract.


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