The Personal Data Act

On the 24th of October 1998 the Personal Data Act (1998:204) came into force and replaced the out-dated Swedish Data Act from 1973. The Personal Data Act is based on Directive 95/46/EC which aims to prevent the violation of personal integrity in the processing of personal data.

The following information on Swedish data legislation is available in translation. Please note that the translations of the Personal Data Act and the Personal Data Ordinance have not been updated and are therefore partly obsolete.

Personal Data Act
provided by the Ministry of Justice in 1998.

Personal Data Ordinance
provided by the Ministry of Justice in 1998.

Personal Data Protection fact brochure

Order the brochure from the Ministry of Justice

Data Inspection Board Statute Book

DIFS 1998:3

DIFS 2001:1