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Government Gets Go-Ahead for Blacklist Database

DATA PROTECTION—SWEDEN

August 13, 2012

The Swedish Data Inspection Board will allow the government to start a registry of blacklisted sports supporters, The Local reports. The board says there are a number of issues that need to be addressed before the registry moves forward, including exactly what information would be kept on blacklisted individuals and the way innocent individuals would be affected by proposed measures such as increased surveillance. The board also says an in-depth analysis of what information would be available to sports associations and event organizers is necessary. “There’s always a risk that information kept in these types of sensitive registers will fall into the wrong hands,” said the board’s director general.
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