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Patricia Jonason

Patricia Jonason

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

Associate Professor

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Patricia Jonason
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4568
Fax: 608+43+40
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Publications

Revue internationale des gouvernements ouverts 2017, 5 : 13-32.

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Patricia Jonason

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2017

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

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In: . : .

Right to be Forgotten in Sweden Google has received about 15,000 requests for delisting regarding Swedish websites. Yet, in more than half of the cases the American search engine operator refused to remove the disputed websites from their results.What kind of help may individuals to whom a request for delisting has been denied expect from public authorities expect from public authorities? In other words, how do the Swedish authorities apply the Google ruling? These are the questions we tackle in this paper, first by focusing on the manner in which the Data Protection Authority, the Datainspektion (DI), deals with the issue; then by looking on how the courts – in the current case, the ordinary judge – handle complaints against search engine operators’ decisions not to delist incriminated URLs.The first section, dedicated to the theme of the right to be delisted and the data protection authority, begins with a brief review of the information provided by the Data Protection Authority’s website on the right to be forgotten and the manner to exercise it. We notice that there is a need for clearer information but that some improvements seem to be underway, not least concerning the right to erasure laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation.The next two parts of Section 1 deal with the twofold procedure initiated in May 2015 by the DI towards Google, following complaints submitted to the Swedish authority. One part of the procedure concerns thirteen individual complaints selected by the DI that the Swedish supervisory authority required Google to review. The second part of the procedure consists of a general investigation of the way the American search engine operator complies with the European case law on the right to be forgotten. In a decision closing these two procedures on May 2nd 2017, the Data Protection Authority, assesses that in five of these cases Google’s reiterated refusal to delist websites from the search results were in breach of the Swedish data protection legislation and requires Google to delist the incriminated websites by August 2nd 2017. Moreover, the Swedish Data Protection Authority makes two recommendations to Google with regard to the procedure its removals-team follows when receiving a request from an individual to remove links. Additionally the DI requires Google to apply the right to be forgotten not only for search results on Google’s Swedish pages, but also on Google’s search engine for other countries that ”have such a relationship to Sweden and to the data subject that they cause an infringement in the privacy of the data subject”. The American search engine operator has three weeks from the date of reception of the decision for lodging an appeal to the administrative court.The second section, entitled The right to be delisted and the ordinary judge, provides an analysis of the first Swedish judgment in the field. The court of first instance of Stockholm, in its decision from May 9th 2016, made upon the appeal of a businessman in the construction sector complaining about the refusal of Google to remove links to webpages publishing critical articles regarding the plaintiff, decided in favor of the search engine operator. We analyse this judgement with a particular focus, first, on the balancing of the interests the judge makes in the present case, as well as on the legality of the data processing, and, second, on the question raised by the defendant on the competence of the ordinary judge to prohibit the continued processing of data. On the first issue, the Swedish authority, taking inter alia into account the role of public figure of the plaintiff and the seriousness of the news outlets which published the incriminated articles, concluded that the interests of Google and third persons to diffuse and access information contained in the articles outweight the right to protection of privacy and the right of data protection of the plaintiff. Consequently, the judge assessed that the data processing wasn’t illegal. On the second issue of the competence of the ordinary judge to order the cessation of the listing of websites, we first review the different opinions on that issue before raising the question of the compliance of the Swedish legal framework in terms of the effectiveness of the application of the European ruling on the right to be delisted.Our general conclusion is that it is too early to give a straightforward appreciation on the way the Swedish authorities apply the right to be forgotten. Indeed, we don’t know how the legally robust decision taken by the DI in May 2017 will impact its policy in the field of the right to be forgotten; will the DI, for instance, endorse more individuals’ complaints? Furthermore, to this date, there has been no decision on the right to be forgotten by the administrative court and only one by an ordinary court. In any case, the absence of obligation for the Datainspektion to forward individual complaints to search engine operators, if combined with a lack of power for the ordinary judge to order a delisting, would raise questions on the effectivness in Sweden of the application of the right to be forgotten.  

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Patricia Jonason

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2017

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Revue Droit et Societe 2017, : -.

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Patricia Jonason

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2017

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School of Social Sciences
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In: La responsabilité de la puissance publique en droit comparé. Paris : Société de Législation comparée, 2017. 117-146.

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Patricia Jonason

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2017

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In: The Right of Access to Public Information. Heidelberg : Springer, 2017. -.

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Patricia Jonason

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2017

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School of Social Sciences
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Revue Internationale de droit des données et du numérique 2016, 2 : 37-50.

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Patricia Jonason

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2016

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School of Social Sciences
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In: Droit comparé de la procédure administrative / Comparative Law of Administrative Procedure. Brussels : Bruylant, 2016. 937-946.

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Patricia Jonason

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2016

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In: Droit comparé de la procédure administrative / Comparative Law of Administrative Procedure. Brussels : Bruylant, 2016. 727-734.

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Patricia Jonason

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2016

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In: Droit comparé de la procédure administrative / Comparative Law of Administrative Procedure. Brussels : Bruylant, 2016. 179-190.

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Patricia Jonason

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2016

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CinémAction 2016, 158 : 88-95.

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Patricia Jonason

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2016

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Revue Francaise d'Administration Publique 2015, 4 (156): 1021-1026.

Pour faire face aux disparités territoriales qui affectent les capacités financières des communes, la Suède a mis en place un système de péréquation qui comporte cinq volets : les deux principaux sont la péréquation des revenus et la péréquation des coûts. S’y ajoutent la dotation de structures, la dotation pour coûts d’entrée ainsi qu’un compte de régularisation. Chacune de ces composantes est divisée entre un système dédié aux communes et un système dédié aux comtés. Ce système permet de concilier une large autonomie locale et l’égal accès de tous les citoyens au même niveau de service.

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Patricia Jonason

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2015

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In: Les procédures d'urgence devant les juges de l'administration, Étude comparative. Paris : Société de Législation comparée, 2015. -.

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Patricia Jonason

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2015

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Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

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Revue européenne de droit public = European Review of Public Law 2015, 27 (1): -.

An effective, inclusive democracy requires maximal transparency of ‘public information’ while, on the contrary, limiting transparency of ‘personal information’ to the minimum. However, these two transparencies have an intricate relationship: they may be independent of each other, complementary to each other, or antinomical. Additionally, the development of an information society that leads to the fusion of the  private and public spheres, the cross-utilization by the public and private sectors of their respective data, and to an increase in the dangers common to both sectors, further complicates the picture. In weakening individuals as human beings and citizens, the digital era generates threats for democracy and the Rule of Law. There is, therefore, a need for an adequate protective framework and for the main legal protagonists to face the new informational and societal challenges. The obligation to preserve underlying, foundational democratic values lies also with the business sector and with citizens themselves.

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Patricia Jonason

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2015

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School of Social Sciences
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In: Multilevel Governance – from local communities to a true European community. Wien : Klein Publishing, 2015. -.

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Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

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Patricia Jonason

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2014

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School of Social Sciences
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Patricia Jonason

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2014

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School of Social Sciences
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In: Public Sector Information - Open Data. Wien : Facultas, 2014. 53-63.

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Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2014

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

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Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift 2014, 2 : 239-241.

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Patricia Jonason

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2014

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School of Social Sciences
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In: On conference website. : .

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Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Administrative Sanctions in the European Union. Cambridge : Intersentia, 2013. 553-583.

This book offers a unique overview of the main legal systems of administrative sanctions with thorough analyses of the administrative law sanctioning systems in 13 Member States and the European Union. The focus is on both remedial and  deterrent sanctions in administrative law. Especially where deterrent sanctions are involved, the aspects of national and international constitutional law are analysed as well as the influences of criminal law approaches in this legal area. After a general analysis of the definitions of sanction, thorough country analyses are presented of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. The book concludes with an analysis of administrative sanctions in EU Law

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Patricia Jonason

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2013

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School of Social Sciences
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In: Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective. New York : Routledge, 2013. 97-128.

This edited collection reports the results of a comparative study of video surveillance/CCTV in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. It investigates how video surveillance as technologically mediated social control is affected by national characteristics, with a specific concern for recent political history. The book is motivated by asking what makes video surveillance "tick" in three very different cultural settings, two of which (Poland and Sweden) are virtually unexplored in the literature on surveillance. The selection of countries is motivated by an interest in societies with recent experiences of authoritarianism, and how they respond to the global trend towards intensified technical means of control. With thorough empirical studies, the book constitutes an important contribution to security studies, surveillance studies, and post-communist area studies.

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Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2013

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

The Georgetown Public Policy Review 2013, 18 (2): 1-16.

A concrete result of the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17) was the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), with the aim of channelling $100 billion per year from developed countries to developing countries to support their efforts to respond to climate change and promote sustainable development. The emerging global architecture for climate finance raises significant questions related to public policy and environmental governance. Participatory governance practices, including freedom of information, are increasingly considered effective tools for both coping with environmental problems and finding sustainable solutions to development challenges. Moreover, without sufficient transparency in their decision making, the various climate funds are unlikely to attract a sufficient supply of urgently needed finance, and the ambitious targets of the GCF will be unmet. Yet, the question of the modality and process for governing climate finance is undetermined and obscure. The complexity of climate finance stems from a multi-level structure with international, regional, national, and sub-national actors; multi-sector dimensions, with both public and private donors and recipients; and the sector’s global/multilateral/multidirectional character. This article amplifies the “transparency pressure points” in climate finance generally and the GCF specifically. Public policymaking, in response to the many complex and urgent climate change challenges, may depend on securing the principle of freedom of information within the global climate finance architecture.

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Richard Calland

Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

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Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

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School of Social Sciences
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Patricia Jonason

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Yes
2012

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School of Social Sciences
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In: On conference website. : .

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Patricia Jonason

Mai-Brith Schartau

Michal Bron Jr

Magnus Boström


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Yes
2012

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CBEESSchool of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental SciencePolitical SciencePublic Law

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Paris : Editions Dalloz, 2011.

Oeuvre maîtresse de l'école du réalisme scandinave, l'ouvrage, paru en 1940, prône une approche pragmatique et psycho-sociologique du droit. Il exprime au mieux cette théorie juridique qui a accompagné le déploiement de la social-démocratie suédoise et de l'État Providence. Le réalisme scandinave est aujourd'hui remis en question par la crise du modèle suédois et la nécessité de répondre aux nouvelles exigences de l'État de droit induite par le processus d'européanisation du droit.

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Karl Olivecrona

Patricia Jonason

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2011

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In: Direito das infraestruturas. Rio de Janeiro : Lumen Juris, 2011. 731-751.

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Patricia Jonason

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2011

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School of Social Sciences
Public Law

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In: Transparency and reform of administraive procedures especially through E-goverment initiatives for a better public administration. London : Esperia Publications, 2010. 327-341.

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Patricia Jonason

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2010

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School of Social Sciences
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Actualité juridique. Edition droit administratif 2008, 38 : 2105-2108.

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Patricia Jonason

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2008

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School of Social Sciences
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In: Festskrift till Peter Seipel. Stockholm : Norstedts juridik, 2006. 51-76.

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Patricia Jonason

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2006

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School of Social Sciences
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Lov & Data 2005, 82 : 13-15.

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Patricia Jonason

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2005

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School of Social Sciences
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In: International and European security versus the explosion of global media = La sécurité internationale et européenne face à l'explosion des média globaux. Bruxelles : International Institute of Administrative Sciences.

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Patricia Jonason

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2004

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Coauthor, Södertörn University