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Annina Hautala appointed Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman

The Government has today appointed Annina Hautala, Master of Laws, to the office of Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman starting from 1 September. The term of office is five years. As Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman, Hautala will be responsible for matters related to security and judicial administration, as well as head one of the customer service teams at the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.

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News item 8.7.2022 13.18

Insurance companies have gathered excessive amounts of health information

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman has investigated the procedures used by insurance companies when they request health information from insurance applicants and the insured from healthcare providers in order to determine the liability of the insurance company. Deficiencies were found especially in the appropriate limitation of information requested from healthcare services and the legality of processing the health information of insurance applicants.

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Press release 7.7.2022 12.41