Region: Finland

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

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

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