Cloud computing—Sweden—Q&A guide

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  • Cloud computing—Sweden—Q&A guide
  • 1. What kinds of cloud computing transactions take place in your jurisdiction?
  • 2. Who are the global international cloud providers active in your jurisdiction?
  • 3. Name the local cloud providers established and active in your jurisdiction. What cloud services do they provide?
  • 4. How well established is cloud computing? What is the size of the cloud computing market in your jurisdiction?
  • 5. Are data and studies on the impact of cloud computing in your jurisdiction publicly available?
  • 6. Does government policy encourage the development of your jurisdiction as a cloud computing centre for the domestic market or to provide cloud services to foreign customers?
  • 7. Are there fiscal or customs incentives, development grants or other government incentives to promote cloud computing operations in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Is cloud computing specifically recognised and provided for in your legal system? If so, how?
  • 9. Does legislation or regulation directly and specifically prohibit, restrict or otherwise govern cloud computing, in or outside your jurisdiction?
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Cloud computing—Sweden—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to cloud computing in Sweden published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: August 2020).

Authors: Advokatfirman Delphi—Peter Nordbeck; Dahae Roland

1. What kinds of cloud computing transactions take place in your jurisdiction?

The demand for and use of cloud-based services in Sweden is rapidly growing. There is also an increased focus on information security owing to additional requirements in this respect when processing critical or sensitive information. The services and cloud infrastructure vary depending on the users’ requirements and needs. It may be noted that the use of cloud-based services in the financial and insurance industries in general demand more strict requirements on the service provider in terms of security, control and flexibility. There are three internationally established types of cloud services that describe three different function areas: software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). All three are used on the Swedish cloud service market to various extents.

In a recent study carried out by the Swedish Pension Agency determining the most used services among public authorities in Sweden, the Agency concluded that IaaS was used by 30 per cent, PaaS by 23 per cent and SaaS by 78 per cent. This may lead to a conclusion that SaaS is the most common cloud service used by Swedish authorities

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