Sweden: Website Reported for Privacy Violations
TheLocal.se: Web site reported for privacy violations.
A website featuring personal information about Swedes convicted of sex crimes involving children has been reported to the police by Data Inspection Board ‘s .
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The filing marks the third police report within the last year filed by protection officials about websites containing personal information about convicted sex offenders.
“It’s a worrying development that more sites of this type are cropping up which clearly breach the the date protection act,” DI head said in a statement.
By publishing the names, addresses, and personal identity numbers (personnummer) of people convicted of sex crimes involving children, the website, svenskapedofiler.se (‘Swedish paedophiles’), violates Sweden’s .
“When sites like this expose people, it not only affects those who are singled out, but also affect their families and relatives,” said Gräslund.
Back in 2009, DI filed a similar complaint against a website which posts information about sex offenders run by the Original Gangsters criminal gang.