Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman safeguards your rights and freedoms when processing personal data.

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman is an expert organisation with approximately 30 employees. The Office is an autonomous and independent authority that supervises the legality of personal data processing and the implementation of the data protection rights of individuals. Reijo Aarnio has been serving as the Data Protection Ombudsman since 1 November 1997.

The duties of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman include

• supervising compliance with data protection legislation and other laws concerning the processing of personal data
• promoting awareness of the risks, rules, safeguards, obligations and rights related to the processing of personal data
• issuing statements on legislative and administrative changes that affect the protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data
• issuing statements on offences involving the processing of personal data
• processing requests for issuing orders with regard to the rights of data subjects and notifications of other violations related to the processing of personal data
• participating in the operations and decision-making of the European Data Protection Board and referring matters to it when required.
 

Published 2015-04-09 at 12:50, updated 2018-08-24 at 12:57

Contact information

Street address: Ratapihantie 9, 6th floor, Helsinki

Postal address: PL 800, 00521 Helsinki, Finland

Switchboard: +358 29 566 6700

E-mail (registry): tietosuoja(at)om.fi

www.tietosuoja.fi