Current Issues

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman will investigate the position of Data Protection Officers in Finland – the investigation is a part of a coordinated action by the European Data Protection Board

The European Data Protection Board has initiated a coordinated action on Data Protection Officers on 15 March. Data protection authorities will find out how the designation and position of Data Protection Officers have been realised in different EEA countries. Data Protection Officers are the internal data protection experts of organisations that offer advice on compliance with data protection regulations and act as the contact persons of data subjects in matters related to the processing of personal data.

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Press release 15.3.2023 11.05

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