This is a fact that often baffles people from other countries: lots of personal information about us Swedes is publicly available.

Want to know when I was born, where I live, who lives with me, if I’m married, what I pay in taxes, what kind of car I own, how much my condo is worth, which company boards I have a seat on, my personal identity number, and so on?

It’s all just a search away and mostly available for free.

In Sweden, anyone can get a media license and get exempt from the GDPR.