Ratsit is so kind as to remove sensitve data from public eyes

I am being continually amazed by the lack of respect there is here in Sweden for personal data. I have written so much on this subject already. However I came across this article a couple of weeks ago concerning Ratsit (who are one of those companies that have an 'utgivningsbevis' which means they can use … Continue reading Ratsit is so kind as to remove sensitve data from public eyes

Let’s talk about merino.se too…..

Following up my previous posts on identity theft/fraud is should give more credit to merinfo.se....... Merinfo.se is probably one of the best websites for finding an all-round picture of an individual. In here you will find their first 6 digits of their personal number which is their date-of-birth...but what's new? Also where they live, same … Continue reading Let’s talk about merino.se too…..

How much do you earn?

I want to know how much you earn because you are applying for a job with my company and I want to check what your present employer thinks you are worth. This is easy to do in Sweden, and you as the data subject have no idea that this has happened. It is possible for any … Continue reading How much do you earn?

64 000 Swedish identities stolen in 2013

Great discussion program on Sverigesradio P1 http://t.sr.se/1nn32KX running now (Plånboken). It discusses the breath of the problem, and how the Swedish police believe that there is no solution to protect us today.

hitta.se gives you the option to remove your details!

I was really annoyed to find when I got my new iPhone a couple of years ago to see all my contact details on hitta.se AGAIN. I had already more than once been in contact with them and other companies that somehow get hold of my personal information and make it public to REMOVE it … Continue reading hitta.se gives you the option to remove your details!

So you want to know how much your colleagues earn?

This is easy in Sweden. First even when I came to Sweden in 2003 it was possible to go to the tax office and request directly a person's earnings during the previous tax year. Potential employers often do this to check that what you have stated on your present earnings is true. You as the … Continue reading So you want to know how much your colleagues earn?