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Threefold increase in the number of concluded supervisions in 2022

10 October 2023



The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY) has published its 2022 annual report where the authority points out significant increases in the number of processed complaints and terminated supervisions. IMY also stresses the connection between data protection and cyber security.

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In 2022, IMY has changed its approach to become more focused on incoming complaints from data subjects. Consequently, IMY has investigated more complaints than the year before. As a result, the authority has concluded three times more supervisions in 2022 than in 2021. Five supervisions resulted in issued administrative fines, totaling 9 720 000 SEK.

In the annual report, Lena Lindgren Schelin, Director-General, states that data protection and cyber security goes hand in hand and that the need for this interrelation has strengthened due to the troubled international situation. Hence, the authority argues that everyone must participate and work actively with data protection.

Finally, the Director-General expresses an ambition to further accelerate the work of IMY considering the increased budgetary allocation. Hence, Lindgren Schelin hopes that the authority will shorten its administrative processing time as well as improve the organization’s efficiency.



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