The Swedish DPA has not yet imposed any fines. However, the DPA has provided information about ongoing investigations and the following are of interest:
An incident has also been reported in the media regarding a service providing medical advice to individuals by phone, called 1177. According to media reports, a million calls were publicly available on a web server. The DPA is currently investigating the companies providing this service.
Sweden decided to implement a law that complements the GDPR from the same date as the GDPR came into force. Since the purpose of the law is to compliment GDPR, it is not comprehensive. There is no separate legislation regarding processing of employees’ personal data.
The Swedish DPA has just published an integrity report including frequently asked questions from citizens and organisations. Questions concerning the lawfulness of employers’ processing of personal data are frequently asked, according to the report. The DPA has also, in its enforcement scheme, stated that employers’ monitoring of employees is one of the tasks prioritised for 2019-2020.