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Court publishes names of suspects online

Published onsdag 18 april 2012 kl 18.36

The district court on Gotland is publishing the names of suspected criminals online, local radio station P4 reports. Now the Data Inspection Board has decided to review if the practice is legal or not.

The court used to send lists of upcoming court hearings by fax to the local news rooms, but has now decided to publish them online instead. It was a way to rationalise the work in the court, as well as offering what was seen as a good service.

But chief administrator Gunlis Samuelsson at the court admits that it is not completely obvious where to draw the line when it comes to respect for personal integrity. She therefore welcomes the review by the Data Inspection Board.

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