About us

The Data Inspection Board is a public authority with about 40 employees, the majority of whom are lawyers.

The Data Inspection Board's task is to protect the individual's privacy in the information society without unnecessarily preventing or complicating the use of new technology. The Board supervises that authorities, companies, organizations and individuals follow:

  • the Personal Data Act (1998),
  • the Data Act (1973),
  • the Debt Recovery Act (1974),
  • and the Credit Information Act (1973).

The Board works to prevent encroachment upon privacy through information and by issuing directives and codes of statutes. The Board also handles complaints and carries out inspections. By examining government bills the Data Inspection Board ensures that new laws and ordinances protect personal data in an adequate manner.

You will find more information about the Board in our brochures What on earth does the Data Inspection Board do?

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Datainspektionens generaldirektör Kristina Svahn Starrsjö. Foto Johanna Wulff.

Kristina Svahn Starrsjö
Director General
The Swedish Data Inspection Board

Contact us

Tel +46 8 657 61 00
E-mail: datainspektionen@datainspektionen.se