There has been quite some debate over the replacement of the patient journal system in Region Skåne in Sweden. I've been thinking about patient journal systems in general and the challenges with patient confidentiality. How important is it that patient data is secured and its confidentiality enforced? I guess it depends how sick you are, … Continue reading Privacy and Integrity of Patient data is HOT!
64 thousand Swedish identities were hijacked in 2013. Population of Sweden is today around 9,5 million. This means that the crime of identity fraud impacted around 0,8 percent of the Swedish population. "So what, that's nothing?" You are thinking.... Nevertheless this is almost 1 in a 100 of Swedish residents who have been a victim … Continue reading Where is your id…..your Swedish identity?
I am amazed at how little publicity there was on Daniel Eks, founder of Spotify that had his identity stolen. The identity fraudster purchased goods of nearly 1 million kronor in his name and has now been indicted to 2 years in prison. A small price to pay for 1 million kronor don't you think? … Continue reading Kapade Spotify-grundarens identitet
The Swedish press is now starting to discuss the problems with the law that gives easy access to the id numbers of Swedish residents. There is documented the background concerning this problem here.
The rapid increase in identity fraud in Sweden is gaining some media attention (http://www.svd.se/opinion/brannpunkt/krafttag-kravs-mot-id-kapning_3767990.svd). However they are missing the point. The solution is not to purely simplify the 'clean-up process, but to change the law. And changing the law is not purely about criminalizing the crime but to enforce an individual's basic fundamental right to … Continue reading Krafttag krävs mot id-kapning I Sverige
For those of you that want a quick summary of how the Swedish ID number is created... here we go.. 1. The personal identity number consists of 10 digits and a hyphen. 2. The first six correspond to the person's birthday, in YYMMDD form. 3. They are followed by a hyphen. 4. The seventh through … Continue reading An idiots guide on how Swedish ID is created
This makes you vulnerable to identity theft. Swedish residents have no legal right to protect their personal identifying information (PII) which includes the first 6 digits of the 10 digits (AAMMDD-xxxx) of Swedish IDs. Except is if you have a protected identity. Following is the response I received from one of the credit reporting agencies … Continue reading In Sweden 6 of 10 digits of personal ID is public by law
I need a Swedish lawyer that wants to change the world, to find a way to protect Swedish citizens personal identifying information. Someone who feels passionate for the right to 'personalintegritet'. I do not have any money, so you need to be driven by this passion 😉
This is the letter from the Swedish Data Inspection Board. They were kind enough to reply in English 🙂 The Swedish Data Inspection Board has received your complaint. The Swedish Data Inspection Board is supervisory authority according to the Personal Data Act (1998:204). There is a possibility for websites to apply for impediment to publication … Continue reading Letter from Datainspektionen (The Swedish Data Inspection Board)
Reblog from post in 2009. Very relevant to the Tracey series.
I was surprised when taking a coffee with one of my colleagues in the office. She received an SMS thanks from another of our colleagues her for the birthday greeting. When I asked her, how did she know, she said she found it online at http://www.birthday.se/kontakta-oss/Default.aspx. She then told me when my birthday was and even a map to where I lived (although they did get this wrong). Nevertheless surprise became horror. I had already removed my details from www.hitta.se only to find myself at another site. So I checked with a previous colleague of mine (Martin Da Fonseca) that studied security law in Sweden if this was in fact legal? And this was his response.
“It is legal. The service provided by Upplysning.se is regulated in Kreditupplysningslagen (credit information legislation) (1973:1173).
I believe the service provided by birthday.se is using (or exploiting) the fact that this information is…
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