Region: Sweden

Swedish watchdog continues Facebook pixel crackdown

Sweden’s data protection authority is investigating a remote healthcare company over the collection of personal data from two of its websites through Facebook pixels and the subsequent transfer of that data to Meta – only two weeks after opening a similar probe into pharmacy chains.

16 June 2022

Sweden investigates pharmacy chains over Facebook transfers

The Swedish data watchdog is investigating three pharmacy chains over the collection of personal data from visitors to their web shops through Facebook pixels and the subsequent transfer of that data to Meta.

06 June 2022

Swedish health data concerns threatens background check businesses

A new investigation by Sweden’s data protection authority could see limits placed on the ability of third parties to monetise the country’s unusually open approach to government data, particularly court records.

26 April 2022

Klarna fined for GDPR breaches

Sweden’s data protection authority has fined ‘buy now, pay later’ company Klarna 7.5 million kronor (€726,330) for failings in its privacy notice – but the company has said it intends to appeal.

29 March 2022

Swedish stance on article 60 cooperation gets cool reception

The Swedish regulator’s approach to article 60 of the GDPR has led to fears that it could undermine the harmonisation principle behind the legislation’s one-stop-shop.

26 January 2022

Swedish court upholds Google fine

A Swedish appeal court has ordered Google to pay 50 million kronor (€4.9 million) after finding it had illegally informed webmasters when it removed search results under the right to be forgotten.

01 December 2021

Data breach roundup 5 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring the Kaseya ransomware attack and companies such as LinkedIn, Alibaba and CVS.

05 July 2021

Sweden hands out fines over unprotected recordings

Sweden’s data regulator has imposed fines on several parties, following an investigation into recorded healthcare calls that were accessible on the internet.

10 June 2021

Google Sweden delisting fight escalates

Google and the Swedish data protection authority have both sought to continue a battle over a multimillion-euro fine over alleged Google delisting and right to be forgotten failures, GDR has learned.

01 March 2021

Swedish regulator hits healthcare providers with millions in fines

Sweden’s data protection regulator has fined seven healthcare providers a total of approximately €6.8 million over access management issues.

03 December 2020

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