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Former Transport Agency head loses new job

Published torsdag 28 september 2017 kl 10.01
Maria Ågren was the head of the Transportstyrelsen agency.
Maria Ågren was the head of the Transportstyrelsen agency. Credit: Fredrik Persson/TT.

A disciplinary board has agreed that the former director general of the Swedish Transport Agency who came under fire for outsourcing sensitive data, can be dismissed as a government employee.

Ågren was forced out of the Transport Agency by the government in January.

It was later revealed that she was responsible for an IT deal which allowed Czech and Romanian staff with no security clearance to gain access to the agency's database, which lists information about all vehicles in Sweden.

In late June Ågren admited to having committed a crime concerning the outsourcing and to pay SEK 70,000 in fines.

After leaving the agency, Ågren was given a new post as director general at the Government Offices, since the government is not allowed to fire the heads of public agencies at will.

The government however, did contact the Government Disciplinary Board in July, requesting that Ågren be removed from her new post since it had lost confidence in her work.

The Disciplinary Board agreed to remove Ågren on Thursday.

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