News / 02.03.2017

"Swedens administrative assistance request: decision of the StGH regarding data from data theft"

In its decision from 6 February 2017 (StGH 2016/119 _or_ 2016/120 StGH), the State Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein provisionally rejected the request for administrative assistance from the Swedish Tax Agency as an undue encroachment on the privacy of the complainant. The decision was made on the grounds that if the origin of the data in data theft can be demonstrated, the tax authority has to consider this objection and, where appropriate, should follow up with the requesting tax authority as to whether other references to the affected foundation are apparent.

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