Swedish Data Inspectorate completes first GDPR Reviews

400 organisations and public authorities have been audited by the Swedish Data Inspectorate in its first review, to ascertain whether a DPO (data protection officer) has been appointed where required. The review showed deficiencies in nearly 25% of the organisations and authorities selected.

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), all public authorities and certain organisations are required to appoint a DPO. The DPO is tasked with overseeing compliance with the Regulation.

“It is a very important factor in raising awareness and compliance with GDPR, which is why we prioritized this as our first GDPR review,”  said Data Inspector General Lena Lindgren Schelin.

The review shows that a majority of organisations have appointed a DPO and notified the Data Inspectorate of the appointment, as they are required to do. However, of the 51 unions reviewed, 25% had shortcomings.

“As soon as the GDPR was introduced on May 25, we stopped issuing reprimands. However, in the future, if we were to see continued noncompliance regarding Data Protection Officers, administrative sanctions could be issued”, added Schelin.


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