Suggested new legislation – Myndighetsdatalagen – with implications for register-based research

Swedish legislation related to registers has been under investigation and the final report of "Informationshanteringsutredningen" (Ju 2011:11) has been submitted for comments. The report, SOU 2015:39, suggests new legislation – "Myndighetsdatalagen" – which wears similarities to existing register regulations but contains arrangements which can be generally applicable for all governmental an communal authorities' handling of personal identified data (not including the crime controlling sector).

The dead-line for submission of comments to the final report is set to November 20, 2015.

Link to the final report SOU 2015:39

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