28 Jul Swedish Prime Minister Calls Transport Agency IT Leak a Disaster
Stockholm, Sweden — Last Tuesday, possible leaks due to a rushed Swedish Transport Agency contract with IBM sparked great concern from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven as it involved exposure of citizen’s sensitive information.
The IT issue happened back in 2015, with Lofven stating he regrets not having been informed about the incident earlier. He stated that authorities have conducted a probe into the incident, and pledged to create more secure laws in managing private information.
Exposed data involved records of military vehicles and army personnel, as well sensitive information of police transportation. The leak is considered an alarming problem, but was said to be controllable.
The incident also made citizens question government efficiency, with the Justice Ministry already being informed in 2015. To date, the issue started debates in Sweden with opposing groups crying a vote of non-confidence against ministers accused of incompetence in their posts.