Criticism of a senior judge at Malmö District Court for disclosing in a criminal judgment confidential information about victims

Malmö District Court delivered a judgment in a criminal case involving sexual offences.  In the case, there were several victims.

Although it was intended that the victims’ identities would remain confidential, they were named in an automatically generated part of the judgment, which the senior judge with responsibility for the case did not notice. As a result, the names were disclosed when the judgment was delivered. The Parliamentary Ombudsman takes the incident seriously and directs criticism towards the responsible judge.

Date of decision: 2024-03-13