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Anu Talus appointed Data Protection Ombudsman

The Finnish Government has today appointed Anu Talus, Doctor of Laws, Data Protection Ombudsman. She will take up her post on 1 November 2020 upon the retirement of incumbent Data Protection Ombudsman Reijo Aarnio. The term of the Data Protection Ombudsman is five years. Talus has served as Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman in the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman since August 2019.

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Press release 27.8.2020 13.52
Financial sanction on a company due to carrying out electronic direct marketing without prior consent as well as neglecting the rights of the data subject

The sanctions board of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman has imposed an administrative fine on Acc Consulting Varsinais-Suomi (Independent Consulting Oy) for sending electronic direct marketing messages without prior consent as well as neglecting the rights of the data subject. The company did not respond to or implement the requests concerning the rights of data subjects, and it was not able to prove that it had processed personal data legally.

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Press release 5.8.2020 10.51