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Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection

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

News

Police unlawfully used facial recognition app

2021-02-11

The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection finds that the Swedish Police Authority has processed personal data in breach of the Swedish Criminal Data Act when using Clearview AI to identify individuals.

300,000 SEK fine against housing company

 2020-12-15

Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection has issued an administrative fine of SEK 300,000 against a housing company for unlawful video surveillance in an apartment building.

University failed to sufficiently protect sensitive personal data

2020-12-11

Umeå University has processed special categories of personal data concerning sexual life and health through, amongst other, storage in a cloud service, without sufficiently protecting the data. Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection is therefore issuing a fine of SEK 550,000 against the university.