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4 January 2021 · Article

The Swedish Data Inspection Authority changes its name – make sure that the correct supervisory authority is mentioned in your Swedish GDPR information

As of the 1st of January 2020, the Swedish Data Inspection Authority (SW: Datainspektionen) changed its name to the Privacy Protection Authority (SW: Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten, abbreviated to “IMY”).

As a result of the name change, it is high time to review any privacy policies and other personal data-related documentation where references to the Swedish Authority. The main reason for this is that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) explicitly obliges data controllers to provide information that a person may turn to a supervisory authority to request a judicial review (see, for example, Article 12.4 GDPR).