Current Issues

Personal identity codes not to be used on invoices

The Data Protection Ombudsman has ordered an organisation to change its practice of using personal identity codes to identify customers on invoices. The company printed the personal identity codes of customers on its invoices in addition to the name of the customer. Customers can be identified with various customer or reference numbers instead of their personal identity codes.

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Press release 1.6.2020 9.46
Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman’s sanctions board imposes administrative fine for several deficiencies in personal data processing

The sanctions board imposed an administrative fine on Taksi Helsinki Oy for violations of data protection legislation on 26 May. The company had not assessed the risks and effects of personal data processing before adopting a camera surveillance system that records audio and video in its taxis. Deficiencies were also noted in the information provided to customers and the documentation of personal data processing.

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Press release 29.5.2020 14.46