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Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman: collection of location data should not be automatically switched on in employees’ computers without a reason

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman asked service providers in the public sector for a report on use of the location data function in computers used by employees in the municipal sector and in central government. The background for the report was a notification of a data security breach filed by the Hospital District of Northern Savo, according to which settings that allowed the collection of location data were switched on in employees’ Windows 10 workstations although there was no intention to collect the data. Laptop computers were used in remote work, for instance.

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Press release 22.6.2022 10.19

Administrative fine imposed on telemarketing company for ignoring an order issued by the Data Protection Ombudsman

The Data Protection Ombudsman has imposed an administrative fine on a telemarketing company selling natural products, since the company had failed to comply with the Data Protection Ombudsman's previous order concerning the realisation of a data subject's access to their personal data.

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Press release 27.5.2022 11.40