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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.

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Administrative fine of 35 000 EUR imposed on the Swedish website Mrkoll.se

2019-12-16

The Swedish DPA has issued an administrative fine of 35 000 EUR against Mrkoll.se – a website that publishes personal data of all Swedes above the age of 16 – for infringement of the Credit Information Act and the GDPR. The website has carried out credit information activity in a way that is not in compliance with the law.

Press release: Administrative fine of 35 000 EUR imposed on the Swedish website Mrkoll.se

Facial recognition in school renders Sweden's first GDPR fine

2019-08-21
The Swedish DPA has fined a municipality 200 000 SEK (approximately 20 000 euros) for using facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of students in school.

Press release: Facial recognition in school renders Sweden’s first GDPR fine