Regulation (2006:275) Concerning The Processing Of Personal Data In Utrikesförvaltningens Consular Activities

Original Language Title: Förordning (2006:275) om behandling av personuppgifter i utrikesförvaltningens konsulära verksamhet

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The Government provides.

Introductory provisions

section 1 of this Regulation shall apply in addition to the personal data Act

(1998:204), the processing of personal data in

utrikesförvaltningens consular activities.

The regulation only applies if the processing is wholly or partly

automated or if the information included in or intended for

be part of a structured set of personal data which are

available for searching or compilation according to specific


section 2 of the processing of personal data is allowed under this

Regulation may be carried out even if the data subject opposes

the treatment.

Privacy responsibility

section 3 of each agency within the foreign service is

the data controller for the processing of personal data

which authority carries out.

When the processing of personal data is lawful

section 4 of the personal data may be processed to the extent necessary

for the handling of consular matters and for the consular

activities in General, as referred to in paragraphs 12 and 14 of the regulation

(1992:247) with instruction for foreign representation.

Personal data may also be processed to the extent

needed for

1. oversight, planning and monitoring of activities, and

2. the production of statistics.

The consular database

section 5 Of the foreign service, there may be a collection of

information and documents by using the automated

the treatment used in the consular operations (the consular

the database).

The processing of sensitive personal data

section 6 of the data relating to a person's health may be processed if it is of

essential to an authority to carry out

his consular duties.

section 7 of the data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political

opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or membership

in trade union or concerning someone's sex life may not be used

as a search term in the processing of personal data in the

consular database.

Direct access

section 8 Government offices may have direct access to all

personal data in the consular database.

§ 9 A foreign mission may have direct access to the

personal data in the consular database relating to

the activities of the authority.

A foreign syndighet, in addition, have direct access to

personal data relating to the operation of any other authority,

to the extent necessary to obtain information on

to a person

1. occur or have occurred in a case at the other

authority and when and for what reason the person has been

the current, or

2. have liability for previously granted consular financial assistance

or has abused such assistance.

section 10 of the Cabinet Office may decide that a foreign mission,

have direct access to other personal data in the database

than permitted by section 9, if the information is essential

to the business of the authority.

section 11 of the permission for access to personal information in the

consular database shall be restricted to the persons at the

an authority because of their duties in the

consular activities need to have access to the data.

Rectification and indemnity

section 12 of the provisions of the personal data Act (1998:204) about

rectification and Indemnity apply to the processing of

personal data under this regulation.


paragraph 13 of 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions

If an appeal to the administrative court.

Transitional provisions


1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 15 May 2006.

2. The provisions of the regulation shall not apply

until 1 January 2007 in the case of manual processing of

personal data commenced before October 24, 1998 and

such manual processing for a particular purpose, regarding

manual processing for this purpose commenced before the October 24


3. The provision on damages shall apply only if the

circumstance that the claim relates to have occurred after the

the entry into force of this regulation for the current

the treatment.

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