Current Issues

Administrative fine imposed on Suomen Asiakastieto for non-compliance with the Data Protection Ombudsman's order

The Sanctions Board of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman has imposed an administrative fine on 440,000 euros on Suomen Asiakastieto Oy for failing to erase inaccurate payment default entries saved into the credit information register due to inadequate practices. The Sanctions Board stresses that the processing of payment default information has a significant impact on the rights and freedoms of individuals.

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Press release 2.3.2023 12.17

The GDPR2DSM project promoted data protection expertise among SMEs – data protection tool available in open-source code

The two-year GDPR2DSM project of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman and TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Centre supported SMEs in complying with data protection requirements. The project developed a simple online tool that companies can use to test their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. The tool is available in Finnish, Swedish and English The tool has now been published in open-source code.

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Press release 7.2.2023 11.27