Data Protection Regulation

Frequently asked questions about the new Data Protection Regulation, which entered into force on 25 May 2018.

Frequently asked questions about the Data Protection Regulation

An EU-wide regulation that governs how we handle personal data. The Data Protection Ordinance enters into force on 25 May 2018 and replaces the Swedish Personal Data Act (1998: 204).

The Data Protection Regulation is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

A project is ongoing within Lantmäteriet that is working to implement the Data Protection Ordinance. As for Lantmäteriet's register statutes, we do not see any major changes from the current application, but it is more about editorial changes. Lantmäteriet's provision of e.g. property register information according to the law (2000: 224) on property registers will therefore not change.

For further information see:

New Data Protection Act - Supplementary provisions to the EU Data Protection Regulation, SOU 2017: 39

Adaptations of the real estate law, association law, transport law and intellectual property law statutes to the Data Protection Ordinance, Ds 2017:19

You can also find Lantmäteriet's answered referrals concerning the Data Protection Ordinance here, referral responses

Lantmäteriet is not responsible for the user's personal data processing, but it is up to the user responsible for personal data to make an assessment of the extent to which their processing is affected by the Data Protection Ordinance. On the other hand, the user is still obliged to follow any decisions on the provision of spatial data that Lantmäteriet has announced and to follow the agreements that have been signed with Lantmäteriet.

It is up to the user to determine what constitutes personal data in their continued processing of geodata from Lantmäteriet. What has been considered by Lantmäteriet as personal information in the property register is e.g. social security numbers, location addresses and property designations.

Yes the user needs it. Lantmäteriet is only responsible for personal data for the processing of personal data that takes place within its own operations, which i.a. includes providing spatial data for approved purposes. When geodata has been handed out from Lantmäteriet, the recipient is as a rule responsible for the continued processing of personal data.

If you have questions about Lantmäteriet's processing of personal data upon provision, contact or you have questions regarding the implementation of the Data Protection Ordinance in your own organization, read more on the Privacy Protection Agency's website (new window)

Municipalities can also find information about the Data Protection Ordinance on SKR's website (new window)

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