Personal data processing
The National Electrical Safety Board processes a range of personal data. The following pages include information on what personal data is and when we process personal data about you, your rights and personal data regulations.
What is personal data?
Personal data is any type of information which can be directly or indirectly linked to you as an individual. Examples of personal data are name, address and personal identity number, but also photos or a reference number of a matter.
What is personal data processing?
Personal data processing means, generally, anything that can be done with the personal data. For example, collecting, registering, storing, combining or printing the data. It is primarily digital processing of personal data that is regulated, but files in hard copy are also subject to the rules.
When does the National Electrical Safety Board process personal data?
Personal data are processed in large parts of our operations, for example when you subscribe for our newsletter, if you send us a question or a notification or order a publication.
What rules are there about personal data processing?
Rules on how personal data may be processed are set out in the European General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, and in the Swedish data protection act. The purpose of the rules is to protect people from violations of their privacy when personal data are processed.
All processing of personal data must comply with the basic principles set out in the General Data Protection Regulation. These principles entail, for example, that personal data may only be collected for legitimate purposes that are not too general and that the amount of information must be limited to what is necessary for these purposes. The information may not be processed later in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes or saved longer than necessary. An entity processing personal data must be able to show compliance with these principles .
More information about the regulations
More information about personal data processing under the new General Data Protection Regulation is available on the Swedish Data Protection Authority's website.