Today's News has several articles reviewing trade data about the swede's movement patterns. Hundreds of thousands of swedes are covered by the logging that takes place through mobile apps. The information is sent to datamäklare who then sell it on. Individuals can be easily identified when they are logged both where they sleep and where they work, according to the audit.
the Tracking also has been going on in the premises at the sensitive authorities like the security service, the military bases and nuclear power plants.
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Anders Ygeman (S) find that the data which have been identified are serious:
– I'm basically upset because this is the information that people have surrendered and have reasonably not have been able to understand how they have been used, " he says.
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Anders Ygeman believe that the legislation is clear. The data should be regarded as personal data, given that it is possible to identify the individual. When subject to special requirements, according to the minister:
" I don't want to lead a legal challenge. But I have a hard time seeing that dealing with fit within the boundary of the legal. You must have a legal basis for processing personal data. Whether a person is identifiable, it is considered that the handling of personal information. DN's review has been able to show that with rather simple means is possible to identify these persons and the personal data.
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the Gps tracking are examined in an already ongoing investigation of the Swedish data Inspection board. The focus is on an enforcement case against Google, which may have consequences for the entire industry that deals with gps data.
– It may be at risk of unfortunate consequences. Companies who do the logging and the processing of the personal data must have the storage because in order to do it. It is doubtful whether they have in this case. Even those who work at these agencies and can perform sensitive tasks must be extremely vigilant not to give its consent to this type of logging.
" I don't want to do the assessment. But it is clear that there may be people where it is unfortunate if their identity becomes known in this way.
– First, I want to wait for the Board's enforcement case. But my impression is that this type of privacy practices is difficult to combine with the law on personal data we have. It would appear that it still can be done within the framework of the legislation, so I am no stranger to sharpen it. I find it hard to see that this type of loggings where the person is identifiable falls within the legislation. Then I can't comment on any particular case.
– I use the location data for the map function when the app is used. I allow the geographical data for the other two apps, but only when the apps are used. I assume that these apps do not violate the terms of service that we have.
– I use an app when I'm out running. It is clear that you have thought about this. Should I wait to put on springappen to when I'm a bit away from home? It is clear that you have made that kind of trade-offs, " says Anders Ygeman.Link to the graphics