Region: Finland

Finnish court sends questions about oral disclosure of data to ECJ

A Finnish court has referred questions on the scope of processing in the context of oral disclosures of data and the possibility of harmonising the right of access.

17 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

Finnish data and tax authorities clash over banking data sharing

The Finnish data regulator has said the country’s tax authority unlawfully requested information from banks on cross-border account transfers and ordered it to delete swathes of that data.

17 November 2022

Finnish decision foreshadows GDPR and Data Act clash

Finland’s data protection authority has said historical car maintenance data can be classified as personal data under the GDPR, opening a question on how proposals for non-personal data sharing under the Data Act will work.

10 June 2022

Bird & Bird recognises data lawyers among promotions

Bird & Bird has promoted three data protection lawyers to partner and several more to senior counsel and of counsel.

06 May 2022

Finnish watchdog issues Pegasus-linked reprimand

Finland’s data regulator has found that the country’s foreign affairs ministry failed to report a data breach resulting from a spyware operation targeting Finnish diplomats.

12 April 2022

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

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