European Data Protection Digest

DPA Turns Down Exemption Request

PRIVACY LAW—SWEDEN

May 27, 2011

Sweden's data protection authority has turned down a company's request for an exemption from certain prohibitions in the Personal Data Act. The company, technical security provider Niscayah, filed a joint application with petroleum industry representatives to be able to process certain data related to fuel-station customers in an effort to cut down on the numbers of nonpaying customers. But in decision published 11 May, Director General Göran Gräslund refused to grant the exemption. (Article in Swedish.)
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