Region: Finland

Finnish GDPR fine overturned as violation “open to interpretation”

The administrative court of Helsinki has struck down a €100,000 fine issued to the country’s leading postal service, but the data regulator said it plans to appeal.

16 November 2021

Q+A: Finland’s data protection commissioner Anu Talus

Anu Talus became the head of Finland’s data protection authority at the start of this month, following a 15-month stint as deputy. She spoke to GDR about her new role.

11 November 2020

Schrems II probes start in Finland

Finland’s data protection authority has contacted several of the world’s largest technology companies to get information about their response to the landmark Schrems II decision.

25 August 2020

Finnish cookie consent litigation develops

In a submission to a Helsinki court, Finland’s telecommunications regulator has entrenched its position that browser settings can provide consent for cookies and argued that website operators using cookies are not necessarily data controllers under the GDPR.

27 July 2020

GDPR roundup: French yearly report, facial recognition, credit agencies and more

This latest roundup of activity by European data protection watchdogs shows that they remain busy enforcing and advising on a range of issues.

09 June 2020

First Finnish GDPR fines land

Finland’s data protection authority has issued its first GDPR fines – but one recipient has labelled its fine as excessive and said it plans to appeal.

27 May 2020

Cookie consent confusion continues in Finland

Finland’s data protection authority has found against a company that claimed to have obtained cookie consent through browser settings – directly contradicting a controversial decision made by the country’s telecoms regulator just weeks ago.

18 May 2020

Anomalous Finnish cookie consent ruling challenged

Finland’s telecoms regulator has ruled that browser settings can provide consent for websites to use cookies – prompting a complainant to ask the European Commission to step in.

28 April 2020

Finland shores up surveillance law oversight

Finland’s government has appointed an official to oversee new surveillance legislation that boosts intelligence agencies’ data-gathering powers.

24 April 2019

Finnish authority rules on automated decision making

Finland’s data protection authority has ordered Swedish credit institution Svea Ekonomi to change the data-processing procedures it uses to assess customers’ creditworthiness.

05 April 2019

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