Hopping mad you should be if you are a Swedish resident, after taking a visit here http://www.ratsit.se, and search for your name. This is against the Data Protection directive, of which Personuppgiftslagen (PUL) is the legal enactment of. I am so bored of asking to have my name removed, only for it to pop up again later, and now I see that it is impossible to remove your personal identifying information (PII) (http://www.ratsit.se/Content/FaqSearch.aspx)… it is PUBLIC for all to see forever! What a smorgasbord for identity thieves!
I can see how old you are, where you live and the first 6 digits of 10 digits from your Swedish ID!
It seems to be that the Kreditupplysningslagen (KuL) has priority over PuL. In PuL you have a right to personal privacy. You should be informed who has had access, or even viewed your personal information. Now KuL does inform you when a request is made for your creditworthiness, but it doesn’t tell you about who has viewed your Personal Identifying Information (PII) through www.ratsit.se who they share your PII with, for example. Your PII includes your date of birth, where you live, etc…
I am going to make an official compliant to the Datainspektion. If you are interested to add yourself to a petition to support me in this, please Like this Post here on the blog direct, or on LinkedIn or FB status update, wherever you happen to pick this up.
5 Replies to “Watch out for your identity – if you live in Sweden”
On some of these websites you have the right to remove your information, hitta.se for example. I made a post how to do this previously. But those that have got something called an ‘utgivningsbevis’ you have no rights at all in Sweden.
I moved to Sweden last year and find my info on all these public websites…even a photo of my home!
Another Swedish website pulling on the same information http://www.merinfo.se. Please add more that you are aware of so I can compile a comprehensive list.