The Swedish measures accompaying the GDPR by Patricia Jonason

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On the 18th of April 2018 the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, passed the Act with supplementing provisions to the EU Data Protection Regulation.  With the new Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), both
entering into force on May 25th 2018, Sweden enters its third generation of data protection legislation… to read more Download this Paper


I- Introduction

II- The Scheme of the Swedish Data Protection Act

A- The Content of the Data Protection Act

B- The Ccope of the New Act

C- The relationship to the GDPR

III- The Impact of the New European Data Protection on Swedish Law

A- The Relationship between the GDPR and Freedom of Opinion

1) The relationship between the right of access to official documents and the data protection legislation

2) The relationship between the freedom of expression and the data protection rules

B-An increase of formalism

1) The GDPR leads to fewer preliminary procedures

2) The GDPR confirms the regulatory model

C-The improvement of the data subjects’ rights in regard to the Data Protection Authority

1) The right of the data subject to lodge a complaint and the obligation of the supervisory authority to examine the complaint

2) The rights of the data subjects to judicial remedies against the supervisory authority


Patricia Jonason is an Associate Professor in the Public Law Department at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Law. She teaches administrative and constitutional law as well as European law and Human Rights. Her current main research interests are on privacy and on the right of access to information.


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