Region: Finland

Finnish criminal data protection case appealed by both sides

Prosecutors and the defendant have appealed against a criminal verdict sentencing a hacked psychotherapy firm’s former chief executive for data protection offences.

26 May 2023

Finnish regulator becomes EDPB chief

The head of Finland’s data protection authority has been appointed as the new chair of the European Data Protection Board.

25 May 2023

Criminal sanction for Finnish executive after data protection failings

Finland’s district court has handed a three-month suspended sentence to the former chief executive of a hacked company after finding him guilty of data protection offences linked to a high-profile breach.

19 April 2023

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

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

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