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Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman investigating City of Helsinki personal data breach

The City of Helsinki has reported a serious personal data breach in its data network. The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman is investigating the personal data breach to determine whether the City has complied with data protection requirements and employed adequate safeguards. The police are investigating the incident as aggravated unlawful access to an information system.

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Press release 14.5.2024 12.43

Supreme Administrative Court confirmed Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman's decision and obliged Google to remove links from search results

The Supreme Administrative Court has issued a decision on the right to be forgotten under the General Data Protection Regulation. The Supreme Administrative Court found that the Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman was within their rights in ordering Google to delete links to certain news media articles from its search results.

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Press release 20.3.2024 11.21