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Wed, 06 Jul, 2016 12:04:17 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Jul 6
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The Security Police (Supo) have a register of about 300 people, who according to Supo, are sus-pected of links to terrorism.
“They have, for example, spread jihadist propaganda,” said Supo communication manager Jyri Rantala.
The law allows the police to keep a register of persons whose activities may be dangerous to so-ciety. Mere political or religious beliefs are not considered criteria for the register.
The Swedish security police Säpo are authorised to keep a register of persons who have ex-pressed sympathy for terrorist organisations such as Isis.
Säpo invited the Data Protection Supervisor (DPS) to determine whether it was legal to keep a register of suspected terrorist supporters based on private data. 
The Swedish DPS did not consider terrorist sympathies to meet the definition of sensitive private information.
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