Processing of personal data

When using Legimus or contacting us, you are providing us with personal data. The following contains information on how the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media processes personal data.

Personal data

Personal data is any kind of information directly or indirectly linked to a natural person currently alive. Examples of personal data include name, personal identity number, phone number, postal address and email address. The General Data Protection Regulation contains provisions for how personal data may be processed. You can learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation on the Swedish Data Protection Authority’s website.

Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (link opens in a new window)


The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM, is the controller.

Personal data from Legimus users being processed

If you have a Legimus account, the following personal data is being processed. Legimus refers to, web player and the Legimus app.

The following personal data is stored: name, personal identity number/co-ordination number/LMA number and email address. For minors, the guardian’s name and date of birth is also stored. The data is used to manage your account and your loans.

MTM processes your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. You can read more about the processing of personal data and your rights as a data subject in MTM’s privacy policy.  You will find a link to the policy at the bottom of this page.

Other stored data

In addition to you personal data, MTM stores the following data for individuals with a Legimus account: 

  • Information regarding which books you have borrowed
  • How much of the book you have read
  • Bookmarks in the books, including your comments.

Talking books are protected by copyright law. They may only be read by individuals with a reading impairment. When a talking book is downloaded, it is marked with data on who borrowed it. In the event of unlawful distribution, MTM is able to track who borrowed and subsequently distributed the talking book.

Data on how much of the book you have read is saved to enable the app or web player to remember where you last stopped reading, so that you do not have to start from the beginning every time you open the book. Bookmarks, including your comments, placed in the books are saved so that you can use them to navigate the book.

Privacy policy

MTM has developed a privacy policy to explain which personal data we collect, why, how we use it and for how long we store it. The policy also describes your rights.

MTM’s privacy policy (PDF, opens in a new window)

Public documents

MTM is a government agency. In its role as an agency, MTM is subject to the principle of public access to official records. This means that all documents, including personal data, submitted to the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) become public documents, which can be disclosed to those who request it. Certain information may however be considered classified and, as such, may not be disclosed. This applies for example to data regarding loans through Legimus.

Learn more about the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (link opens in a new window)

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions for users

Frequently asked questions for libraries


If you have questions or comments regarding how MTM processes personal data, please contact
MTM’s answering service.

Telephone: MTM’s Answering service +46 (0)40-653 27 10.

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