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Sweden/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.8 Data protection laws

Sweden has implemented the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 (95/46) as the Personal Data Protection Law (Personuppgiftslagen, Swedish Code of Statutes 1998:4). This law relates directly to a general principle of the Swedish Fundamental Laws; that all information held by public authorities that is not explicitly made secret is automatically made public. Thus, all government archives are accessible to the public, except material that has been made secret, including material that is deemed personal.


Chapter published: 02-09-2014

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334