Data protection rights and legal protection

You can request the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman to fulfil the following data protection rights.

Right to obtain information on the processing of personal data

  • You have the right to know for what purposes and by which methods we process your personal data.
  • The aim of this description of our data protection policies is to provide a comprehensive picture of the processing of personal data in our operations. If some aspect of our processing of personal data remains unclear, however, the description has failed in its purpose. In such cases, you are welcome to ask us for further details.
  • More information on the right to obtain information on the processing of personal data.

Right of access

  • You have the right to know whether or not we are processing personal data that concern you. If we are, you have the right to obtain a copy of this data unless we have a legal basis for refusing to fulfil this right.
  • More information on the right of access.

Right to rectification

  • If the personal data we are processing is inaccurate, you can request us to rectify such data that concerns you.
  • If we rectify data on the basis of your request, we are obligated to notify all parties to whom we have previously disclosed your data of the rectification where viable.
  • More information on the right to rectification.

Right to restriction of processing

If you consider the data that we are processing to be inaccurate or the processing to be unlawful, or you have objected to the processing of your data, you can request us to restrict the processing of your data.
In such cases, we are only allowed to process your data

  • with your consent
  • if we need the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • for the public interest or
  • in order to safeguard the rights of another person.

If we restrict the processing of data on the basis of your request, we are obligated to notify all parties to whom we have previously disclosed your data of the restriction where viable.

More information on the right to restriction of processing.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by us. You can exercise this right at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. After this, we may not continue processing your personal data except for compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Additional information on the right to object.

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman does not make decisions based on automated processing. Neither does the Office create profiles on the basis of the personal data it processes.

You can send requests concerning your data-protection rights to the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman by e-mail (tietosuoja@om.fi) or post (PL 800, 00521 HELSINKI).

Data-protection rights related to the processing of the personal data of job applicants or Data Protection Officers

Right to obtain information on the processing of personal data

  • You have the right to know for what purposes and by which methods we process your personal data.
  • The aim of this description of our data protection policies is to provide a comprehensive picture of the processing of personal data in our operations. If some aspect of our processing of personal data remains unclear, however, the description has failed in its purpose. In such cases, you are welcome to ask us for further details.
  • More information on the right to obtain information on the processing of personal data.

Right of access

  • You have the right to know whether or not we are processing personal data that concern you. If we are, you have the right to obtain a copy of this data unless we have a legal basis for refusing to fulfil this right.
  • More information on the right of access.

Right to rectification

  • If the personal data we are processing is inaccurate, you can request us to rectify such data that concerns you.
  • If we rectify data on the basis of your request, we are obligated to notify all parties to whom we have previously disclosed your data of the rectification where viable.
  • More information on the right to rectification.

Right to restriction of processing

If you consider the data that we are processing to be inaccurate or the processing to be unlawful, or you have objected to the processing of your data, you can request us to restrict the processing of your data.
In such cases, we are only allowed to process your data

  • with your consent
  • if we need the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • for the public interest or
  • in order to safeguard the rights of another person.

If we restrict the processing of data on the basis of your request, we are obligated to notify all parties to whom we have previously disclosed your data of the restriction where viable.

More information on the right to restriction of processing.

You can send requests concerning your data-protection rights to the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman by e-mail (tietosuoja@om.fi) or post (PL 800, 00521 HELSINKI).

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman does not make decisions based on automated processing. Neither does the Office create profiles on the basis of the personal data it processes.

Legal protection

The decisions of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman can be appealed in the competent Administrative Court according to the instructions for appeal provided by the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman. The legality of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman's actions is supervised by the supreme guardians of the law, i.e. the Parliamentary Ombudsman and Chancellor of Justice.