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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.

The Swedish Data Protection Authority imposes administrative fine on Google 

2020-03-11

The Swedish Data Protection Authority imposes a fine of 75 million Swedish kronor (approximately 7 million euro) on Google for failure to comply with the GDPR. Google as a search engine operator has not fulfilled its obligations in respect of the right to request delisting. 

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