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Data retention legislation
  • Bird & Bird
  • Sweden
  • February 8 2011

The Swedish government has presented a legislative bill implementing the EU Data Retention Directive 200624EG, to come into force on 1 July 2011.

An overview of published and proposed Swedish guidelines relating to the public sector use of social media
  • Bird & Bird
  • Sweden
  • November 2 2010

The ever-increasing uptake of the use of social media such as blogs, Facebook and similar services has naturally attracted the attention of Swedish public sector institutions.

Anti-piracy case referred to the ECJ
  • Mannheimer Swartling
  • Sweden, European Union
  • October 27 2010

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary ruling in a case concerning an order to provide information pursuant to the Swedish Copyright Act.

Impact of the IP Enforcement Directive : EPhone, TeliaSonera and Com Hem
  • Mannheimer Swartling
  • Sweden
  • October 20 2010

Since the EU IP Enforcement Directive (200448EC) was implemented into Swedish law in 2009, three cases have dealt with the most central provision: the potential right for IP rights holders to obtain information regarding the origin and distribution networks of infringing goods and services.

EU approves Swedish assistance to Carnegie Investment Bank AB
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Sweden, European Union
  • December 17 2008

Yesterday, the European Commission announced its approval, pursuant to EC state aid rules, of Sweden’s emergency liquidity assistance of SEK 2.4 billion to Carnegie Investment Bank AB (Carnegie), subsidiary of D. Carnegie & Co. AB, finding “the measure to be in line with its Guidance Communication on state aid to overcome the current financial crisis.”

Sweden abolishes exclusive right in digital broadcasting services
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Sweden, European Union
  • June 13 2008

The European Commission has withdrawn from the European Court of Justice its case against Sweden for breach of the Electronic Communications Directive following Sweden's recent amendment of its media law.