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Information about camera surveillance Sweden

Available in English Svenska

Why camera surveillance is used?

Ericsson uses camera surveillance with the purpose to prevent and discover crime in the buildings where Ericsson conducts business. To protect our staff and visitors and company resources from crime and incidents.

Specifics about camera surveillance and legal basis?

  • Surveillance and recording within company premises
    Purpose to maintain a safe environment for staff and visitors and to prevent against crime and damage. Camera surveillance is a supporting tool in company prevention for serious incidents and threats against persons or property as well as supporting investigations regarding damage, theft, threat and violence. The surveillance also is used as a visual tool for the internal alarm center.
    Legal basis: Camera surveillance is performed with support of necessity and legitimate interest. It is deemed to be a justified mean to handle the information with described purpose and protection.
  • Storage of specific recordings and incidents
    Purpose is to be used as part of formal police investigation and to secure evidence of crime in that investigation.
    Legal basis: Ericsson handles personal information in the surveillance with support of GDPR legal obligation, when storing or forwarding information as part of a formal police investigation.
  • Categories of personal information
    Recorded material of movements at the places where cameras are installed for the purpose described above. Ericsson do not sell or transfer information, however formal data processors can be used. This is suppliers to Ericsson for surveillance and guard services. These processors will not handle the information outside given instructions and agreements.

Who can access the information from camera surveillance?

Access to Ericsson's camera surveillance is strictly limited for a small group of approved handlers within Ericsson and external processors (suppliers) with the task of protect Ericsson and manage surveillance. Information can also be shared with authorities for legal obligations.

For how long is recorded material saved?

Recorded material is normally saved for 14 days and as most for 60 days for locations with high protection value. Material can be saved for longer time if needed for legal obligations or as evidence in ongoing legal matter. In these cases, the material is deleted after the event.

Recorded material is saved on special servers with high IT-protection and access only to a low number of authorized persons.

Camera surveillance and the rights of the individual

Ericsson AB has the ambition to follow the rules set out in the Data Protection Ordinance. If it can still be perceived that the camera surveillance performed is contrary to the rules in the General Data Protection Act (GDPR), a report can be made to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY). For more information see their website.


If you have any questions or a complaint regarding your Personal Information you can contact the Group Data Protection Officer by postal mail at Ericsson AB, Group Function Legal Affairs, 164 80 Stockholm, Sweden or you can send an e-mail to