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