IMY (Sweden)

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Name: Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten
Abbreviation : IMY
Jurisdiction: Sweden
Head: Lena Lindgren Schelin
Deputy: n/a
Adress: Fleminggatan 14, plan 7
Postal Address: Box 8114

104 20 Stockholm


Phone: +46 8 657 6100
Twitter: @IMYse
Youtube: Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten
Procedural Law: n/a
Decision Database: n/a
Translated Decisions: Category:IMY_(Sweden)
Translated Decisions: Category:Datainspektionen (Sweden)
Head Count: 120
Budget: n/a

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten - "IMY"), formerly Datainspektionen, is the national Data Protection Authority for Sweden. It resides in Stockholm and is in charge of enforcing the GDPR in Sweden.

Change of name

On 1 January 2021, the Swedish data protection authority changed their name from Datainspektionen to Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten ("IMY", Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection in English), to even more clearly communicate the authority's primary mandate: to protect the personal integrity of individuals - in line with the changes of the GDPR. [1]


IMY is an independent administrative body. The organization is structured into different departments, such as Government, Care and Education; Business and Employment; Judiciary, Military and Camera Surveillance.

IMY also have the responsibility for the Debt Recovery Act and the Credit Information Act.

Procedural Information

Applicable Procedural Law

The Administrative Procedure Act (Förvaltningsprocesslag 2017:900 (in SE)) regulates the complainants rights under Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten's handling of complaints.

Section 6 requires that the authority provide its assistance without undue delay ("utan onödigt dröjsmål").

Complaints Procedure under Art 77 GDPR

IMY urges complainants who have an issue with a controller to contact the controller before lodging a complaint. They include a formula than can be used on their site (in SE).

Ex Officio Procedures under Art 57 GDPR

IMY can run ex officio procedures out of its own motion. They provide an overview of their policy to ex officio supervision on their webpage. In addition they provide an overview over which sectors and issues will be prioritized. For 2019-2020 this overview can be found here (in SE).


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Practical Information

Filing with the DPA

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Known Problems

  • The Swedish DPA takes the view that is has discretion not to deal with complaints by data subject. [is this really true? source needed!]

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Filing an Appeal

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Decision Database

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