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Sweden publishes first annual privacy report

Awareness raising about GDPR and concerns on data protection issues in Sweden.
No. 4, 11 June 2019 – GDPR anniversary edition Issue
Sweden publishes first annual privacy report.

The first Swedish annual privacy report, released by Datainspektionen, the Swedish DPA, on 20 May 2019, shows high awareness of the GDPR in Sweden: around 80% of the population are aware of the law.

At the same time, 75% are worried about how their personal data is used, and a third of the complaints received by Datainspektionen from citizens in the first year of the GDPR concern personal data published on public online credit checking and address websites. These websites are protected by Swedish press freedom laws, and are for a large part exempted from the GDPR.

Report (PDF): https://www.datainspektionen.se/globalassets/dokument/rapporter/nationell-integritetsrapport-2019.pdf

Press release: https://www.datainspektionen.se/nyheter/tre-av-fyra-ar-oroliga-for-hur-deras-personuppgifter-anvands/