The Constitution of Sweden and personal privacy
This area comprises Sweden’s four fundamental laws: the Instrument of Government, the Act of Succession, the Freedom of the Press Act and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. The area includes issues that concern the principle of public access to official documents and the personal privacy of individuals.
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The Swedish Law-Making Process
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Swedish statutes in translation
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Maximum of eight people permitted at public gatherings and events
The Government has decided that as a general rule, it is now prohibited to organise public gatherings and events with more than eight participants. The aim is to counter the spread of COVID-19.
Public access to information and secrecy
The Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act, which entered into force on 30 June 2009, contains provisions that supplement the provisions contained in the Freedom of the Press Act on the right to obtain official documents, for example provisions on the obligation of public authorities to register official documents, appeals against decisions of authorities, etc.
Racist symbols. Review of practice and analysis – Summary in English, SOU 2019:27
The remit has been tasked with reviewing the criminal law regulations regarding racist and similar symbols and, if necessary, proposing amendments.
New act to increase opportunities for camera surveillance
The Government is proposing a new camera surveillance act. The permit requirement will be removed in some cases, and it will be easier for the police and municipalities, for example, to receive permits for camera surveillance.
Strengthen the right of LGBTQ people to be themselves
Opinion article, Newspaper Expressen, 8 february 2016 Legislation must keep pace with developments in society. The Government therefore plans to implement changes that aim to offer the same conditions for everyone, regardless of their choice of partner and type of family, write five government ministers.