Current Issues

The obligation to document personal data breaches also includes log data

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman would like to remind controllers that their obligation to document personal data breaches includes keeping the information system's log data from the time of the breach.

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Press release 15.11.2021 9.20

Publishing of tax information by media outlets was not in violation of data protection legislation

The Data Protection Ombudsman commented on the processing of personal data in connection with tax information portals published online by media outlets. The decision concerns a complaint submitted to the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman by a person who requested for their tax information to be omitted from the tax information portals of Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta-Sanomat. The Data Protection Ombudsman finds that the media outlets are not obliged to comply with the request because the information was processed for journalistic purposes.

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Press release 28.10.2021 11.30