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  • Date of Decision:6/29/2017 Reg.No:2447-2015

    Report against the Care and Nursing Administration of Karlstad Municipality that an elderly woman at a nursing home was not permitted to make video calls on her tablet in the nursing home’s common areas

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  • Date of Decision:6/22/2017 Reg.No:4945-2016

    Criticism of the Swedish Police Authority inter alia for a woman who was taken into custody for intoxication not being permitted to use the toilet during the night, and for the woman not being offered anything to cover herself with

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  • Date of Decision:6/21/2017 Reg.No:6930-2016

    Criticism of a teacher who, during an ongoing custody dispute, expressed an opinion about the other parent in an email to one of the child’s parents in a way that was not neutral

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  • Date of Decision:6/15/2017 Reg.No:6153-2016

    Severe criticism of an official at the Urban Planning Committee in the municipality of Täby for its treatment of an individual in email correspondence with that individual

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  • Date of Decision:6/15/2017 Reg.No:3197-2016

    Criticism of Hässelby-Vällingby District Council in the Municipality of Stockholm for slow processing of a request for photographs and videos

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    Summary

    A parent complained about the District Council's processing of her request to receive copies of photographs and videos containing images of her son, which had been taken and recorded at her son’s pre-school.

    The Parliamentary Ombudsman notes in its decision that photographs and videos recorded as part of a preschool’s activities can often be deemed to have been created in the sense described in Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act right at the time that they are taken/recorded. Such documents are therefore deemed official and a request for access to them is to be processed in accordance with the provisions of Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act.

    The District Council is criticized in the decision for not having dealt with the parent’s request to obtain copies of the documents with the promptness that the Freedom of the Press Act requires.

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