Sweden’s Chancellor of Justice rejects Justice Department Proposal to make Credit Reports Less Accessible

Sweden’s Chancellor of Justic has rejected the Justice Department’ proposal to introduce new legislations to prevent the public looking up someone’s credit report on the internet.

At present, it is possible for anyone to go online and look up the personal details of almost any Swedish resident, including personal credit reports. The Justice Department’s proposal suggested to only grant permission to those who really had need of such information.

Speaking to Swedish Radio, the Chancellor of Justice Göran Lambertz explained that the proposal was essentially in opposition of freedom of speech, even if this sometimes came at the cost of personal integrity.

He admitted that something needs to be done to protect a person’s personal integrity especially regarding private individuals’ credit, and that this will be looked into.

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