Personal Data (GDPR)

The Higher Education Appeals Board processes personal data to assess appeals of certain decisions by universities and university colleges.

The Higher Education Appeals Board follows all applicable data protection legislation when processing personal data.

You can find out more on the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection’s website.

When do we process your personal data?

When a person has appealed a decision, the appeal and relevant documents are submitted to The Higher Education Appeals Board. We save and process this personal data. The same applies if the person sends an email message to us.

In handling the appeal, we can also save and process personal data about other persons associated with the case, such as employees at the university, representatives of other authorities and organisations and counterparties in employment matters.

How do we process the personal data that you submit?

The personal data that we processes can include name, postal address, email address, phone number and other personal data that you submit when contacting The Higher Education Appeals Board. The purpose with processing the data is to manage and conduct our work. The legal grounds for processing your personal data is The Higher Education Appeals Board need to conduct work of a public interest or it can also be based on our exercise of its official authority.

The Higher Education Appeals Board is a government agency. As a public authority, we are covered by the principle of public access to official records. This means that all documents, including personal data submitted to us become public documents that can be released to enquiring individuals. In some cases, information may be covered by confidentiality, meaning it will not be released as part of public information requests. Personal data will be saved and deleted in accordance with applicable regulations for public documents or when the personal data is no longer needed for its intended purpose.

The Higher Education Appeals Board does not share your personal data with other companies or organisations and does not use this data for other purposes than what was stated at the time of your submission of the personal data. The Higher Education Appeals Board falls under the authority of the Swedish Higher Education Authority who processes certain personal data when exercising its obligations as a public agency. The Swedish Higher Education Authority also has contracts with certain data processors that may process personal data on assignment from The Higher Education Appeals Board. We can also share your personal data with a third party if we are required to do so by law.

What rights do you have?

Please contact us if you

  • want information about what personal data we process about you (known as a register extract)
  • would like to request a correction or erasure of your personal data
  • request a limitation of processing or object to processing your personal data and request that your personal data is moved.

We, however, must point out that it is always required to follow regulations applicable to public agencies on such things as public documents, public information and confidentiality, registration, archiving and deleting. If you have complaints on our processing of your personal data, you have the right to submit a complaint to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, which is the relevant supervisory authority.

The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection website.

Contact information

The Higher Education Appeals Board is the data controller. Contact us, preferably in writing, by mail or email, indicating your name, personal ID number, mail address, phone number and email address (which has been used in previous communications with us).

The register extract will normally be sent at no charge to your official address within one month. If your request is complicated, however, it may take longer. If your request is obviously baseless or of excessive character, we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to meet your request.

Postal adress: The Higher Education Appeals Board, Box 7249, 103 89 Stockholm


Phone: 08-563 087 00

Contact the data protection officer:

Phone: 072-401 97 03


This page was last updated 21 November 2023