Privacy policy

The Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) considers the sanctity of private life and personal privacy as important fundamental rights and supports the strengthening of the rights of individuals, which was enacted by the law no. 90/2018 on the protection of personal data and the processing of personal information, following the adoption of the so-called GDPR regulation of the European Union.

The Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) is a federation of trade unions, and its role is defined in Article 3 of the Confederation's bylaws, as follows:

  • To lead labour’s class struggle, represent associated members in joint matters against employers and government, both domestically and internationally. Develop and coordinate a comprehensive policy on employment, education, the environment, and on wages and employment terms.
  • To coordinate and ensure the execution of services provided by member unions to their members.
  • To make collective agreements on common issues as they are entrusted to it by the associated members, cf. Art 9.
  • The member unions themselves, or their associations on behalf of the Confederation, along with the annual congress and the central committee of the Icelandic Confederation of Labour, carry out these tasks.

The processing of personal information by the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) is not a core function of the Confederation, and thus, such processing is limited. The limited processing that takes place is primarily to assist the Confederation's specialists in matters concerning individuals from member unions. In all cases, such processing is done in accordance with the privacy policy and processing rules of the relevant member union, including storage and deletion, and ASÍ fully complies with the law no. 90/2018. Individuals who contact ASÍ directly, for instance, through, enjoy full privacy rights, and any processing of their personal information that occurs is in line with the law no. 90/2018. ASÍ reminds individuals of their rights under Chapter III of the said law, including the right of access and the right to be forgotten.


Information (name, email address, home address, and phone number) is collected about the elected leaders of member unions, and ASÍ maintains various steering and issue committees that are either composed of elected leaders from member unions and/or directly elected by the ASÍ congress. 

ASÍ uses Google Analytics to measure website traffic on its website, but the information generated there is not personally identifiable.


Any inquiries or messages regarding the processing of personal information by ASÍ should be sent to