Criticism of Nybro, Emmaboda, Torsås and Uppvidinge Municipalities’ joint Chief Guardian Board for collecting information about relatives of a guardian when it was not required

When a Chief Guardian Board was checking the suitability of a prospective guardian, information was collected about her relatives.

The Parliamentary Ombudsman states that such information can certainly be important for checking, for example, a possible conflict of interest situation. As a rule, however, such information is not necessary for the assessment. On the basis of, among other things, the constitutionally protected right of individuals to private and family life, such information must not be collected randomly. As nothing has emerged to indicate that there was reason to include such information in the case in question, the Chief Guardian Board is criticised.

Date of decision: 2024-04-19