Sweden: the country where all your personal data are online — and what you can do about it

In Sweden, data such as your home address, telephone number, birthday and even your bank card references are often available to anyone through a simple Google search. The initial reaction of new residents is, usually, to panic. But don’t despair: I am here to help!

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Public information (?)

Swedish media outlet Expressen offers to paying subscriber the possibility to search in a list comprehensive of all Swedish municipalities “the women who have the highest salary where you live”. Source: https://www.expressen.se/dinapengar/kvinnorna-som-har--hogst-lon-dar-du-bor/

How to remove your data (kind of)

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