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The Swedish Data Protection Authority

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) is a public authority. Our task is to protect the individual's privacy in the information society. The DPA works to prevent encroachment upon privacy through information and by issuing directives and codes of statutes. The DPA also handles complaints and carries out inspections. By examining government bills the DPA ensures that new laws and ordinances protect personal data in an adequate manner.

News

Co-operative housing association banned from using video surveillance in entrance and stairwell

2020-06-16

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) has investigated a co-operative housing association’s use of video surveillance on its property. The DPA concludes that the association has gone too far when using video surveillance in the main entrance and the stairwell and when recording audio.

Wrongful to publish sensitive personal data on Region Örebro County’s website

2020-05-12

The Swedish Data Protection Authority’s investigation shows that the Healthcare Committee in Region Örebro County made a mistake when publishing on the region’s website sensitive personal data about a patient admitted to a forensic psychiatric clinic. The Swedish Data Protection Authority orders the Committee to bring its personal data handling into compliance and furthermore issues an administrative fine of 120 000 Swedish kronor (approx. 11 000 euro) against the Committee.

The Swedish Data Protection Authority issues fine against the National Government Service Centre

2020-04-29

The Swedish Data Protection Authority imposes an administrative fine of 200 000 Swedish kronor (approximately 18 700 euro) on the National Government Service Centre for failing to notify affected parties as well as the Data Protection Authority about a personal data breach in due time.