Privacy policy for Bredbandskollen

Version 2020-12-10

Processing of personal data

According to applicable data protection legislation, The Swedish Internet Foundation is responsible for the processing of personal data in Bredbandskollen.

Bredbandskollen is a tool to measure your broadband speed. In order for you to perform a measurement in Bredbandskollen and get a measurement result, The Swedish Internet Foundation must handle IP addresses, identification codes and positioning data, which may be personal data.

IP addresses count as personal data if they can be connected to a physical person (for example, if one has their own web server) but for most internet users, the IP address only points to their broadband operator. The Swedish Internet Foundation cannot identify any of Bredbandskollen’s users from IP addresses without additional information transmitted from the broadband provider. The Swedish Internet Foundation will not retrieve information to identify users, beyond the IP address. The IP address is being processed to perform your measurement and deliver a result to you.

The Swedish Internet Foundation processes the identification code that identifies the device (your mobile phone or computer) on which the measurement is made. This is done so that you can see previous measurements that were made from the same device. The Swedish Internet Foundation does not use the identification code for anything else and does not identify any of Bredbandskollen’s users with the identification code.

The Swedish Internet Foundation also handles information about where the measurement is performed (your position). At the time of the measurement, The Swedish Internet Foundation can get positioning data from your broadband operator that The Swedish Internet Foundation saves for statistical purposes. If you measure with the mobile app and have allowed the app to see where you are located (location services), then a GPS position will also be saved for the measurement to be shown on Bredbandskollen’s map service. The measurement is not shown with exact precision in the map service, the position has been adjusted with at least 50 meters. Positioning data is given to your broadband operator so that they can develop their services and generate statistics.

The Swedish Internet Foundation saves the measurement results in Bredbandskollen’s database until further notice to be able to make long-term reports on how broadband have developed in Sweden.

The Swedish Internet Foundation will periodically conduct user surveys in order to improve the service. In those cases, you will be asked to participate and consent to the processing of your personal data in regards to said survey. You can revoke your consent at any time. Contact details can be found at the end of this document.

Purpose and legal basis for processing

The purpose of the processing of personal data is so that The Swedish Internet Foundation can provide the Bredbandskollen service, perform measurements and develop the service further, as well as providing statistics to the public, for example, reports on broadband development in Sweden.

In order for The Swedish Internet Foundation to process your personal data, there must be a legal basis. When you choose to start a measurement with Bredbandskollen, you accept the terms for Bredbandskollen and the legal basis for The Swedish Internet Foundation processing of personal data is therefore an agreement.

In case of user surveys, with legal basis in your consent, the processing of personal data is conducted in order to improve the service.

Partners and suppliers

So that The Swedish Internet Foundation can fulfill its obligations according to the agreement with you, our partners or suppliers may handle your personal data. The Swedish Internet Foundation can also collect information about you from these.

When you perform a measurement with Bredbandskollen, a catalogue service from a provider is used to see which broadband operator is providing your IP address and also to know where the broadband operator who has the IP address is located geographically.

We also work with broadband operators to get information on your subscription and with service operators for underlying technical structure.

Some partners or suppliers may have part of their operations outside Sweden or the EU/EEA. If The Swedish Internet Foundation transfers data to these partners or suppliers, The Swedish Internet Foundation ensures by contract, among other things, that they treat and protect personal data as the law requires.

When conducting user surveys, we will sometimes enlist the assistance of external parties, for example in order to distribute e-mail messages. The external party may in those cases receive the personal data you have provided us, such as name and contact information, and will in some cases process the answers you provide through the survey.


The result of your measurement and the personal data collected from your measurement is shared with your broadband operator (internet service provider). The disclosure is made with the lawful basis of legitimate interest, so that your broadband operator can develop and improve the services that are provided to you.

The Swedish Internet Foundation may disclose the position and result from the measurement in Bredbandskollen to Swedish authorities, regions and municipalities. The disclosure is made with the lawful basis of legitimate interest, so that the authorities, regions and municipalities can develop Swedish digital infrastructure and provide statistics about internet in Sweden.

Personal data may be disclosed in cases provided for by law or regulation, due to an ongoing judicial process or after a legally binding request by the authorities.

Your rights

You have the right to request registry extracts for free containing your personal data processed by The Swedish Internet Foundation. You also have the right to request that personal data you have provided is sent to you in a structured, widely used and machine-readable format.

You have the right to request a correction of incorrect data. You also have the right to request that your data be deleted or that the use is restricted, but you must then have support for this in the relevant data protection legislation.

You also have the right to object the processing of your personal data if it is possible by law.


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Contact information

If you have any questions, wish to exercise your rights, or have any complaints regarding the processing of personal data in Bredbandskollen, you can contact the Data Protection Officer at

The Swedish Internet Foundation
Box 92073
120 07 Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 452 35 00
Corporate identity number: 802405-0190

You may also file complaints regarding The Swedish Internet Foundation personal data processing to the Swedish Data Protection Authority.

The Swedish Version of this policy shall prevail.

This privacy policy may be updated by The Swedish Internet Foundation. Applicable privacy policy for Bredbandskollen is published on the Bredbandskollen website.