Current Issues

Administrative fine imposed on business directory operator for infringements of the right to obtain call recordings

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman's Sanctions Board has imposed an administrative fine of 23,000 euros on Suomen Yritysrekisteri, a business directory operator. The company had not provided telephone call recordings to individuals who had asked for them in accordance with data protection legislation. Furthermore, the company had failed to comply with the Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman's prior order to bring their operations into compliance with the law.

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Press release 11.9.2023 10.30

Data protection authorities continue investigating the Yango taxi service's data transfers

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman and the data protection authorities of the Netherlands and Norway have investigated the operations of the Yango taxi service in the European Economic Area. The report received by the data protection authorities suggests that the taxi legislation entering into force at the beginning of September in Russia will not be applied to Yango's operations in the EEA. The Data Protection Ombudsman will analyse the report's impact on further processing of the matter.

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Press release 31.8.2023 14.33