Finnish DPA orders Yandex and Ridetech International to halt customers’ personal data transfer to Russia due to upcoming legislative reform weakening data protection.
Requiring a consent for marketing emails is acceptable prerequisite for lottery participation, says Finnish DPA.
The Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman ruled that debt collection company failed to respond to customers' requests in a timely manner and fined it 750,000 euros.
An extortionist has turned a breach of Finland’s Vastaamo mental health services provider into a nightmare for victims. It seems that Vastaamo had at least one exposed database of patient information that was breached in November 2018 and likely again in mid-March 2019. It is unclear how many patients were affected, but the National Bureau […]
The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman has imposed an administrative fine against taxi company Taksi Helsinki for data protection violations. Last summer, the company had replaced its camera surveillance system with one that recorded both audio and video, but failed to assess the legality of the related personal data processing as required by the […]
The Finnish Parliament has approved the new general Act on the Secondary Use of Social Welfare and Health Care Data in March 2019. The new Act codifies the relevant legislation and broadens the possibilities to, under certain conditions, utilize and combine for secondary purposes personal data collected in relation to public or private social and […]
Finland’s data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether Nokia-branded phones had breached data rules after a report said the handsets sent information to China. Nokia-branded mobile phones are developed under licence by Finnish company HMD Global, which said no personal data had been shared with a third party although it said there […]
The Data Protection Act (1050/2018) entered into force, on 1 January 2019, following the Parliament of Finland’s approval on 13 November 2018. The Act implements the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) into national law and repeals the Personal Data Act (523/1999), as well as the Law on the Data Protection Board and […]
Finland finally adopted its new GDPR-style law on 13 November. The delay was partly caused by deliberations on the role of the Data Protection Ombudsman (equivalent of Privacy Commissioner) in imposing administrative fines. It was argued that to have one person decide on a very high level of sanctions did not fit in with Finland’s […]