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Original name: Henkilötietolaki
Name: Personal Data Act (523/1999).
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1999
Entry into force:
ISN: FIN-1999-L-73914
Bibliography: Unofficial English Translation Unofficial English Translation Ministry of Labour, Finlex, Finland PDF PDF (consulted on 2006-07-06)
Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland PDF in Finnish [as amended] PDF in Finnish [as amended] (consulted on 2011-03-21)
Abstract/Citation: Provisions intended to protect the private life and other basic rights which safeguard the right to privacy. Deals with the processing of personal data (Chapter 2), sensitive data and personal identity number (Chapter 3), processing of personal data for special purposes (Chapter 4), transfer of personal data to outside the European Union (Chapter 5), data subject's rights (Chapter 6), data security and storage of personal data (Chapter 7), notification to the Data Protection Ombudsman (Chapter 8), and direction and supervision of the processing of personal data (Chapter 9).
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