Current Issues

Administrative Court: Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman's hearing procedure and administrative fine imposed for GDPR violation were appropriate

The Administrative Court of Eastern Finland has rejected a controller’s demand for overturning decisions made by the Data Protection Ombudsman and the sanctions board. The Administrative Court found that the administrative fine was imposed appropriately and was effective, proportionate and cautionary in amount. This is the first Administrative Court decision issued on administrative fines imposed by the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.

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Press release 10.6.2021 11.28
The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman is valued for its expertise and reliability, room for improvement seen in customer orientation

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman commissioned a survey to chart the views of stakeholders and citizens on its operations and reputation. The results show that stakeholders consider cooperation with the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman to be valuable and would like to increase their interaction with the Office. The data protection authority is fairly well known by the public. Citizens are interested in data protection issues, but the information could be easier to understand.

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Press release 26.5.2021 9.59