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The researcher’s data protection expertise

Data protection tools are a necessary part of the researcher’s work and competence. Compliance with data protection regulations builds trust and lays the groundwork for future research.

Data protection regulations are an important area in the professional competence of any researcher processing personal data. Data processed in a study can reveal highly sensitive information about the research subjects. Researchers must be worthy of the research subject’s trust and update their data protection competencies on a regular basis.

General information on data protection is available on the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman’s website. You can keep up with the latest news from the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman by subscribing to the Office’s newsletter (in Finnish).

The Data Protection Ombudsman’s most important decisions are published on Finlex (in Finnish).

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