Swedish Data Inspection Protects Messy Apartment Dwellers
The Swedish housing corporation Esl
Wash rooms (similar to laundromats) shared among residents are commonplace in Sweden, in both rental buildings and condominiums, and are almost always a source for arguments, with neighbors communicating using only angry Post-it notes. But Esl
The Swedish Data Inspection Board has sent an injunction telling it to stop. "Electronic keys should be used to open and lock doors. Our fundamental attitude is that you should be restrictive in how you use logs," said G
He also is not pleased that the housing corporation did not inform residents on how it planned to use information from the logs.
The Swedish Data Inspection Board is a public authority; its task is to protect the individual's privacy in the information society without unnecessarily preventing or complicating the use of new technology.
It recently made the news, as it will help oversee safeguards that will protect Swedes' rights as authorities listen in on all wired traffic that crosses national borders. The heavily criticized law that made the wire-tapping possible was approved by the Swedish parliament last month.