I was having lunch with an old colleague today who was convinced that the new EU Regulation due to come effective in 2015 or 2016 was going to change everything! What’s more nothing is decided, so everything is floating in the air…. Don’t panic. First the EU Regulation will be based on a foundation of Continue Reading
I was about to write an email to someone I respect deeply about how my thinking on information security had changed since we last met in the summer of 2013. Then I wondered if I’d actually written a blog post on this? I searched and found nothing, so surprised that it is not here. It Continue Reading
Great read from Panopticon blog… they provide essential legal insights into issues pertaining to personal privacy. Read about what they have to say here.
For those of you that missed this program on SVT2 Avsnitt 9: Big data – så kartläggs hela ditt liv here is the link. It was played this evening in Sweden at 20:00. The program is mainly in English with Swedish subtitles.
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
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
There is a great conference coming up in Stockholm on 5th November. Apart from the fact I am speaking there, I will be in the company of a great speaker lineup. Last year was very good! If you want to go, you can register here (http://www.nordicitsecurity.com). Look forward to seeing you there. I will probably Continue Reading
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
I took this from Panopticon Blog concerning the outcome of the Google order. Now what if the rights of the Swedish citizen was to be escalated to the EU courts, would the outcome be the same? “The first question for the CJEU was whether Google was a data controller for the purposes of Directive 95/46. Continue Reading
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