Norway’s Data Protection Authority, Datatilsynet, has given two government authorities its approval to continue using Google Analytics to analyze traffic on their website. In a preliminary ruling in August 2012, Datatilsynet had alleged that the use of the service by the Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund violated Norway’s privacy law. In the latest ruling, however, the Datatilsynet found that the authorities have proven that they are adequately knowledgeable on how Google handles IP addresses collected by Analytics, that they have control over how Google handles them, and that Google collects them only for the purpose of analysis. Thus, the use of Analytics is acceptable. The Datatilsynet ruling also notes that for the authorities to continue using the service, they must ensure that the information gathered remain anonymous and they must inform online visitors that the authorities are using the tracking tool.