Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
13. Please explain the measures to protect confidential information in the course of the inspection stipulated in Article 57 of the TRIPS Agreement. And please indicate provisions of laws and ordinances which prescribe such measures.
The general principle under Swedish law is that documents and information in Courts and public authorities – for instance customs authorities – are available for the public unless the Secrecy Act (Act 1980:100) prescribes that, in specified and rather narrowly defined cases, the documents/information shall be kept secret. Chapter 9 of that Act contains a number of provisions on "Secrecy with Regard to Private Persons' Personal and Economic Relations". Thus, for instance, Article 2 of that Chapter provides that secrecy applies to activities relating to customs inspections as regards private persons' personal and economic relations.