Organisation: Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman (Finland)

Finnish regulator issues third-highest penalty

Finland’s privacy regulator has fined a consumer credit information service provider for its allegedly ‘intentional’ decision to not comply with an order relevant to data processing conduct.

03 March 2023

Finnish regulator calls for supervisory role under upcoming EU data laws

The Finnish data protection authority’s head has called for national regulators to remain responsible for the supervision of any processing activity using personal data under upcoming data laws.

30 January 2023

Reasoning behind EDPB order to expand WhatsApp inquiry revealed

Objections from Finland, France and Italy drove the EDPB’s order to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to expand its investigation into WhatsApp.

25 January 2023

Debt collector earns Finland’s biggest GDPR fine

Finland’s regulator has imposed its largest-ever data protection fine on a debt collection company that repeatedly failed to engage with its investigation.

13 January 2023

ECJ advisers clarify scope of access rights

ECJ advisers have said in separate cases that subject access rights mostly do not entitle individuals to obtain copies of documents containing personal data, and that individuals can request information about processing that occurred before the GDPR came into effect.

15 December 2022

Finnish shipping company fined for mishandling health data

Viking Line has been fined €230,000 for its treatment of health and employment data, including holding on to an employee’s sick leave information for 32 years.

14 December 2022

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