Nov 152013
 November 15, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S.

A register kept by police in southern Sweden that contained names of hundreds of Roma had “several illegal aspects”, an investigating commission said on Friday, although it also ruled that the register was not an ethnicity-based database.

The list, which was dubbed ”kringresande” after the old-fashioned Swedish term for travelling communities, was established for no clear reason, the Swedish Commission on Security and Integrity Protection (Säkerhets- och integritetsskyddsnämnden – SIN) noted in its ruling.

“An undefined purpose gives no framework to the personal data, which in practice undermines the protection of individuals’ integrity,” the ruling read.

Read more on The Local (SE).

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