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Removing my information from Ratsit / Hitta / etc?

Remove searchable information inside Sweden

Brotox
post 30.Aug.2016, 01:12 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 5.Oct.2015

Hey there,

Anyone know how i can remove my information from these sites? I don't want my Phone Number, Address and my employment information searchable on Google. My wife tells me i am paranoid, but having stuff like my household income searchable alongside my personal telephone is not ok to me and a invasion of my privacy.

Sweden is legitimately the only country i know which does it. This comes because acording to EU law data protection which grant extra precautions for personal information online. The law was paseed ob May 23th 2016.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/...ELEX:31995L0046
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Emerentia
post 30.Aug.2016, 01:56 PM
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Joined: 23.Dec.2011

To remove your information from hitta you use this link:
https://www.hitta.se/kontakta-oss#ta-bort-a...-mina-uppgifter
And then you write your name and number and click on "Ta bort" (=Remove)

You also need to contact your tele operator (Telia, Tele2, Telenor, Comviq, Halebop etc) and make your number secret. Often you can do that if you log in on their webpages.

I don't think you can get removed from Ratsit though, because they get their info from Skatteverket, and I think there has to be a serious threat against you, to get your info a secret there. But you can call Skatteverket and ask them: 0771-567 567
http://www.skatteverket.se/privat/folkbokf...9800022975.html
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axiom
post 30.Aug.2016, 06:26 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

Correction, Sweden is one of the few countries that does it openly.

Anyone determined enough to get all this information about you could pull it off in a short time, even with it removed and even moreso in the countries where you think its not public.
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LLHope
post 31.Aug.2016, 08:39 AM
Post #4
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 1.Jan.2014

QUOTE (Brotox @ 30.Aug.2016, 12:12 PM) *
This comes because acording to EU law data protection which grant extra precautions for personal information online. The law was paseed ob May 23th 2016. http://eur-lex.euro ... (show full quote)
The 1995 EU Data Protection Directive was not mandatory, Sweden had public information issues with it so did not implement everything. Another example would be the UK which actually has tougher data protection law than the EU proposed back then so didn't implement.

I suspect you are referring to the new EU General Data Protection Directive, which was published in draft in 2012, adopted recently, and an EU wide compliance date approx. end May 2018 (25th I think?). Sweden's Government has commissioned an investigation into required legislation changes (and challenges) with regards the new Directive, that investigation is due to report latest in May 2017. It is only after that will we begin to see any formulation of legislation and what consequences will be... It should be interesting wink.gif
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immigrantsong
post 6.Jun.2018, 10:51 AM
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Joined: 3.Jun.2017

Does anybody know whether the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in EU Law would effect the way these websites present the information or not?
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Cheeseroller
post 6.Jun.2018, 08:10 PM
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Location: Germany
Joined: 10.Apr.2007

It's all about Swedish envy. The neighbours who can't believe the new car is something that you earned from 100+ hours a week or your intelligence, so they assume you work black or won the lottery.

What other nutcase country publishes the annual top tax payers together with their address in two national newspapers each year? But most immigrants needn't worry, there is little chance you will earn 1M:- or more.
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nativeswedishengineer
post 6.Jun.2018, 09:39 PM
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Joined: 7.Nov.2017

QUOTE (Cheeseroller @ 6.Jun.2018, 09:10 PM) *
It's all about Swedish envy. The neighbours who can't believe the new car is something that you earned from 100+ hours a week or your intelligence, so they assume you ... (show full quote)


Finland does, Norway does and most swedes don't care as much about your fancy new car as you seem to want them to do.
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Saywhatwhat
post 7.Jun.2018, 07:17 AM
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Joined: 15.Feb.2018

On ratsit don't they also include information on what political parties you vote for?

The govt probably likes exposing the citizens like this so they can say look at what a transparent society we have... All the while the usual things happen in the shadows

People should have a right to privacy and not have their phone number, income, political affiliation, and address readily available on one website.

Sure, in countries where it isn't like this one can spend a lot of time trying to dig through the internet and find all that info, but it isn't as easy as just typing in your neighbors name.

It's a very weird thing indeed. Very big brother esque
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ChocOwl
post 7.Jun.2018, 03:00 PM
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Joined: 17.Jan.2011

QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 7.Jun.2018, 08:17 AM) *
On ratsit don't they also include information on what political parties you vote for?

Nope, voting is anonymous. There may be statistics on how the local population voted however.
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JonG
post 7.Jun.2018, 04:03 PM
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Joined: 16.Feb.2018

Haha, I'd never even heard of ratsit. What a lot it knows about me though! Creepy, definately...

Despite all the obvious negative ways in which this can be used (looking up who to rob, etc..) is there actually any rational argument in favour?
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Saywhatwhat
post 7.Jun.2018, 08:12 PM
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Joined: 15.Feb.2018

QUOTE (ChocOwl @ 7.Jun.2018, M) *
Nope, voting is anonymous. There may be statistics of how the local population voted however.



Aha, you're right, it isn't there. But they do list what cars have been owned oddly.

What is the point of this website? who created it and why does it exist?
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ChocOwl
post 8.Jun.2018, 06:24 AM
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Joined: 17.Jan.2011

QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 7.Jun.2018, 09:12 PM) *
Aha, you're right, it isn't there. But they do list what cars have been owned oddly. . What is the point of this website? who created it and why does it exist?

Some background info: https://sweden.se/society/openness-shapes-swedish-society/

Ratsit is a commercial website. For more detailed info you need to pay. The purpose is thus to make money.
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Saywhatwhat
post 8.Jun.2018, 07:46 AM
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Joined: 15.Feb.2018

Hey chocowl,

I checked that website they had this...


However, documents can be kept secret if they involve matters of national security; Sweden’s relationship with another country or international organisation; national fiscal, monetary or currency policy; inspection, control and other supervisory operations by public authorities; the pre­vention or prosecution of crimes; the economic interests of the general public; protection of the personal and financial position of private individuals; and the protection of animal or plant species. As of 1 January 2014, information linked to cooperation in the EU can also be classified.


Near the bottom they claim the personal and financial position of private individuals...

So the website is an invasion of privacy even in accordance to Sweden's idea of openness.

But... With this being Sweden it's all just a guideline and has no consequence if broken. Same thing what happened with the SD, how the rest of the govt isn't open to them and has even kept them from participating in political debates.

So I guess it's again another example of Sweden trying to look good on paper but in practice it's a joke.
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