What is personal data?
Personal data is any kind of information that can be directly or indirectly linked to a living natural person. Examples of personal data include
- your name
- your address
- your email address
- your personal identity number
- your IP address when you surf the web.
Our processing of personal data
We process your personal data for different purposes and in different parts of our activities. We may receive your personal data in various ways, for example via e-services, forms, and web forms. We also receive personal data from other public authorities.
For us to process your personal data, we are required to have a so-called lawful basis for our processing. One lawful basis may be that we need to process your data to make decisions or carry out other tasks in the public interest.
You can read more about the meaning of lawful basis for personal data processing on the website of the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY):
The Enforcement Authority is the data controller for the personal data processing we do. This means that we are responsible for handling your personal data correctly and in accordance with laws and regulations. The purpose of the rules is to protect your privacy.
Personal data in official documents
Your personal data may be in official documents we have. According to the principle of public access to information, anyone has the right to access official documents, unless prevented by confidentiality. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not prevent us from releasing official documents, even if they contain personal data. This means that we may disclose your personal data if someone requests access under the principle of public access to information.
Do you have questions about how we process your personal data or questions about your rights? Then you can contact our data protection officer.
On the website, you can find out what rights you have when we process your personal data and how to exercise them.
If you want to get in touch with us, you can also contact our customer service.
You can read more about the rules on personal data processing on IMY's website.
We process your personal data in accordance with the following laws and regulations: