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The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman has received two reports of personal data breaches in hotels in Helsinki – see our advice for victims of personal data breaches

The personal data of customers of two Nordic Choice Hotels establishments in Helsinki has been leaked. As far as the Office of Data Protection Ombudsman is aware, the leaked data include at least the customers' names, dates of birth and contact details, along with data from their official documents.

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Press release 26.4.2022 17.08

Administrative fine imposed on medical clinic for shortcomings in implementing rights of a data subject

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman has imposed an administrative fine on a medical clinic for failure to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. The medical clinic had not implemented the customer’s right to inspect their patient records in an appropriate manner, and its approach to implementing these rights was deficient. Nor did the clinic clearly specify the data in respect of which it acted as a controller.

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Press release 28.2.2022 10.26