Happy Birthday 2 years on with GDPR!

In celebration for GDPR 2 years on, I thought to repost some blogposts from June 2018. However, when looking I realised that they were a few and the theme was strong on how our personal data is public in Sweden and the use of utgivningsbevis to keep this status quo. So, I ended writing an … Continue reading Happy Birthday 2 years on with GDPR!

Swedish DPA has handed out a fine to SSC a government authority of SEK200k

A fine for SEK200k has been awarded to a Government Service Centre (SSC) which handles salaries and such for 47 Swedish government authorities. SSC is a processor to the 47 government authorities, although a controller to their own employees. It was a breach of 282k employees salary data, including their own.

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?

How embarrassing for Sweden’s e-leg!

Or is it?  Not really, it was an id fraud just waiting to happen, so if it is no surprise than it is not embarrassing really..... except it was top Swedish profiles that had their e-leg used fraudulently. That was pretty awkward for Telia, SBAB, Avanza and the Swedish Tax Authority ....and the party poppers … Continue reading How embarrassing for Sweden’s e-leg!

Where is your id…..your Swedish identity?

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?

Sweden is a smorgasbord for identity fraud!

If you are Swedish, are you not concerned who maybe using your identity to purchase something online and then pick up your purchase with a false id-card? You should be, di.se is reporting on this, read more here. Why do I claim that Sweden is easy picking for identity thieves? Look at yesterdays post. If … Continue reading Sweden is a smorgasbord for identity fraud!