Tele2 Sweden is asking the government to create an independent authority “to protect data integrity,” Telecompaper reports, citing a letter written by Tele2 CEO Thomas Ekman and Chief Legal Counsel Stefan Backman on Data Protection Day. “Despite a 68 percent raise in mobile data traffic from the first half of 2012 to the first half of 2013, little has changed among public authorities to deal with the challenges involved in protecting privacy,” the report states. In other news, The Local reports on a Swedish website that allows people to “check out their neighbours' criminal records” and the concerns privacy experts have about the site.
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