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  1. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (1177/2014) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889). (Laki (1177/2014) rikoslain muuttamisesta (39/1889). ) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101113

    Amends chapter 20, section 9 ss.1 and section 9a ss.1, chapter 25 section 3 ss.1 and ss.2 and chapter 47 section 9 concerning pimping, aggravated pimping, trafficking in persons and legal persons for criminal liability. Sections as amended by Act 650/2004 and Act 61/2003.

  2. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (1068/2014) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889). (Laki (1068/2014) rikoslain 34 a luvun muuttamisesta (39/1889).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101116

    Introduces new sections 4c and 5a to chapter 34a concerning recruitment to commit terrorist crimes and financing of terrorist groups.

    Amends chapter 34 section 4b, section 5 ss.2 and ss.4 concerning participation in training for terrorist crimes and financing of terrorism. Sections as amended by Act 17/2003 and Act 1370/2007.

  3. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (879/2013) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889). (Laki (879/2013) rikoslain (39/1889) muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | FIN-2013-L-98021

    Amends chapter 17 section 13, chapter 24 sections 1, 8-10 and 12 concerning mischief, invasion of privacy and peace and defamation, invasion of privacy, disseminating information that violates privacy, defamation, aggravated defamation and prosecution law. Chapter 17 section 13 as amended by Act 613/2003, chapter 24 section 1 as amended by Act 685/2009, chapter 24 section 8-10 as amended by Act 531/2000 and chapter 24 section 12 as amended by Act 441/2011.

    Introduces to chapter 24 a new section 1a and a new section 8a, to chapter 25 a new section 7a concerning crimes against peace, communication, aggravated dissemination of defamatory information and unlawful persecution.

  4. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (102/2013) amending the Act respecting workers' rights in matters of inventions (656/1867). (Laki (102/2013) oikeudesta työntekijän tekemiin keksintöihin annetun lain 12 §:n muuttamisesta (656/1867).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-01 | FIN-2013-L-97891

    Amends section 12 concerning civil disputes related to employers' or workers' rights.

  5. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (11/2012) amending the Posted Workers Act (1146/1999). (Laki (11/2012) lähetetyistä työntekijöistä annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-01 | FIN-2012-L-94493

    Amends section 2 ss.3 and ss.4 (as amended by Act 74/2001 and Act 1198/2005) concerning provisions regarding terms of employment and working conditions.

    Introduces a new section 2a providing for regulations concerning hired staff.

  6. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (540/2011) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889). (Laki (540/2011) rikoslain muuttamisesta (39/1889).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-01 | FIN-2011-L-91186

    Amends chapter 1 section 11 ss. 2, chapter 8 section 1 ss. 5 and section 6 ss. 3, chapter 17 section 18 ss. 1 and 4, section 19 and chapter 20 section 6 and 7, section 8a ss. 1, section 10 ss. 2 and section 11-13 (as amended by acts 563/1998, 650/2004, 1161/2005, 743/2006, 212/2008, 411/2011, 495/2011) respecting scope of the Penal Code of Finland, limitations, crimes against public order (possession and distribution of pornographic pictures) and sexual offenses.

    Introduces to chapter 20 new sections 7a, 8b and 8c respecting the limitation provision, enticing of children for sexual purposes and visiting an entertainment facility including child pornography.

  7. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (216/2010) on the Cooperation Ombudsman. (Laki yhteistoiminta-asiamiehesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | FIN-2010-L-89173

    Contains 11 sections respecting the instruction and tasks of the office of the Cooperation Ombudsman, inter alia, to oversee compliance with a series of acts and through initiatives and guidelines promote and improve cooperation between employers and employees as well as the other systems for staff involvement.

  8. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (1525/2009) amending the Act on checking the criminal background of persons working with children (504/2002). (Laki lasten kanssa työskentelevien rikostaustan selvittämisestä annetun lain 4 ja 10 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87773

    Amends section 4 and section 10 (1) p. 2 respecting criminal record of providers of private social services or private health care services, and penalty provisions.

  9. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (1527/2009) amending the Act on the Labour Council and Derogation Permits Concerning Labour Protection (400/2004). (Laki työneuvostosta ja eräistä työsuojelun poikkeusluvista annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87789

    Amends section 1, 8 (as amended by Act 336/2007) 9, 10, 11 and 17 respecting tasks of the independent specialised authority the Labour Council and the Regional State Administrative Agencies.

  10. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (990/2009) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889). (Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01 | FIN-2009-L-87633

    Amends chapter 2 section 7 (1), chapter 2c section 11 (1) p. 1, chapter 15 section 10 (1), chapter 40 section 9 (1) and chapter 45 section 1 (1) respecting war crimes, crimes against humanity, failure to report felony, violation of official duty and crimes in duty. Chapter 2 section 7 (1) and chapter 40 section 9 (1) as amended by Act 604/2002, chapter 2c section 11 (1) p. 1 and chapter 15 section 10 (a) as amended by Act 212/2008, chapter 45, section 1 (1) as amended by Act 559/2000.

    Introduces to chapter 11 a new section 9a (torture) and to chapter 40 a new section 13 (reference provisions).

  11. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (885/2009) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889). (Laki rikoslain 11 luvun 11 §:n ja 47 luvun 3 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87615

    Amends chapter 11 section 11 (as amended by Act 212/2008) and chapter 47 section 3 (as amended by Act 302/2004) respecting discrimination related to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and work discrimination and discrimination at work.

  12. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (458/2009) amending the Aliens' Act (301/2004). (Laki ulkomaalaislain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-29 | FIN-2009-L-87559

    Amends section 138 (2) respecting cancellation of an alien passport or a refugee travel document.

    Introduces a new section 133a respecting the application of the Passport Act (671/2006).

    Repeals section 136 (3), (4) and section 202a (as amended by Act 673/2006).

  13. Finland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (72/2009) amending the Maritime Act (1994/674) (Valtioneuvoston asetus merilain 10 a luvun 8 §:n soveltamisesta.) - Ordinances online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 2009-02-18 | FIN-2009-R-87520

    Contains 7 sections regulating the issue of certificates of insurance and security issued to Finnish ships by the Maritime Administration (in accordance with chapter 10 section 8).

  14. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (707/2008) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki työsopimuslain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | FIN-2008-L-87282

    Amends section 4 (2) (probation period) and section 7 (3) (transfer of rights and obligations) in chapter 1, section 4 (1) in chapter 2 (information on the principal conditions of work) and section 11 (3) (penal provisions) in chapter 13. Section 11 (3) in chapter 13 as amended by Act 1333/2007.

    Introduces a new (4) to section 4 to chapter 2.

  15. Finland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (367/2008) amending the Public Employment Services Act (1295/2002). (Laki julkisesta työvoimapalvelusta annetun lain 6 luvun 3 ja 5 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 2008-09-01 | FIN-2008-R-86490

    Amends chapter 6, section 3 and 5 (1, 2) concerning services for professional skills development, joint procurement of training and contracts for the purchase of training.

  16. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 13/2008) amending the Act on Extradition for Crime (No. 456/1970). (Laki rikoksen johdosta tapahtuvasta luovuttamisesta annetun lain 12 §:n 1 momentin 3 kohdan kumoamisesta.) - Act online in Swedish Act on-line in Finnish

    Adoption: 2008-01-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-15 | FIN-2008-L-85271

    Repeals section 12 (1.3) of the Act on Extradition (No. 456/1970) as amended by the Act (No. 1287/2003) respecting conditions for extradition for crimes committed in another country.

  17. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1441 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (No. 39 of 1889).

    Adoption: 2007-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | FIN-2007-L-79895

    Amends chapter 45, section 27(1) p. 2 (as amended by the Act No. 563 of 2007) concerning military offences.

  18. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1451 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (No. 39 of 1889).

    Adoption: 2007-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2007-12-28 | FIN-2007-L-79896

    Amends chapter 2 c, section 5 (2) (as amended by the Act No. 780 of 2005), concerning definition of and decisions regarding parole.

  19. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1453 of 2007) amending the Language Act (No. 423 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2007-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2007-L-79897

    Amends section 39(2) of the Language Act (No. 423 of 2003).

  20. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1370 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (No. 39 of 1889).

    Adoption: 2007-12-21 | FIN-2007-L-79891

    Amends section 34 a, section 1 ss. 1 p. 1 and 2 as well as section 4 ss.1. Introduces new sub-sections 4a and 4b into section 34a, concerning terrorist offences, publicity concerning training for terrorist offences and recruitment for terrorist offences.

  21. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 935 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (No. 39 of 1889).

    Adoption: 2007-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-01 | FIN-2007-L-79820

    Amends chapter 51 (respecting securities market offences), section 7(1) (as amended by the Act No. 1526 of 2001)and section 1(2) and (3) (as amended by the Act No. 300 of 2005).

  22. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 802 of 2007) amending the Constitution Act of Finland (No. 731 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2007-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-01 | FIN-2007-L-79800

    Amends sections 9 (respecting freedom of movement) and 38 (respecting the Parliamentary Ombudsman) of the Constitution Act of Finland (No. 731 of 1999).

  23. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 808 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (No. 39 of 1889).

    Adoption: 2007-08-17 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-01 | FIN-2007-L-79812

    Amends chapter 2 a, s. 2 (respecting daily penalty) and chapter 16, s. 6 (respecting offences towards authorities).

  24. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 748 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (No. 39 of 1889).

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-12 | FIN-2007-L-79799

    Amends chapter 48, section 1 respecting environmental offences.

  25. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 596 of 2007) amending the Constitution Act of Finland (No. 731 of 1999).

    Adoption: 2007-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01 | FIN-2007-L-79789

    Amends sections 35 (the Committees of Parliament) and 90 (surveillance and auditing of the national finances) of the Constitution Act of Finland (No. 731 of 1999).

  26. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 620 of 2007) amending the Nationality Act (No. 359 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2007-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01 | FIN-2007-L-79797

    Introduces a new section 44(5) (respecting electronic communication), a new section 47(3) (information to be given to the Finnish Migration Service) and a new section 50(4) (decisions regarding nationality and service of process).

  27. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 528 of 2007) amending the Personal Data Act (523/1999).

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-01 | FIN-2007-L-79775

    Repeals sections 3 (8) and (9), 20, 21, 25 (1) and (2), and 26 (2). Amends sections 3 (7), 32 (2) and 36 (3), respecting definitions, protection of information and the obligation to give notice.

  28. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 531 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889).

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01 | FIN-2007-L-79776

    Amends chapter 2 a, s. 9 (as amended by the Act No. 613 of 2003) and chapter 34 a, s. 1 ss. 1. 2) (as amended by the Act No. 832 of 2003). Introduces a new chapter 41 replacing the former chapter 41 repealed by the Act No. 827 of 1970 (respecting weapons related offences).

  29. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 540 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889).

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2007-09-01 | FIN-2007-L-79777

    Amends chapter 34 (offences involving public danger), section 9 a and 13, chapter 35 section 2 (1) of the Act No. 769 of 1990 and chapter 38, section 10 (2) of the Act No. 1118 of 2001. Introduces a new section 9 b to chapter 34.
    Introduces a new (3) to chapter 35, section 5 and a new section 8 (offences involving material damage).
    Adds a new (2) to chapter 38 (information and communication offences), section 5, and a new (2) to chapter 38 section 6, and a new (2) for chapter 38, section 7.
    Introduces new sections 7 a, 7 b, 8 a (modifying the former section 8 a to read as 8 b) and 12 for chapter 38, and a new section 7 for chapter 49 (infringement of certain immaterial rights).

  30. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 553 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889).

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | FIN-2007-L-79778

    Repeals section 26 a, chapter 45.

  31. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 563 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889).

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | FIN-2007-L-79780

    Amends chapter 45 (respecting military offences), s. 27, ss. 1 pp. 2 (as amended by the Act No. 559 of 2000). Adds a pp. 2 a and a new ss. 3 to chapter 45, s. 27 (as amended by the act mentioned and the Act No. 214 of 2006).

  32. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 453 of 2007) amending chapter 47, section 4 of the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889).

    Adoption: 2007-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2007-09-01 | FIN-2007-L-79752

    Amending chapter 47, section 4 (as amended by the Act No. 346 of 2007 amending the Penal Code) respecting employment offences and violation of the rights of an employees' representative.

  33. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 474 of 2007) amending the Penal Code of Finland (39/1889).

    Adoption: 2007-04-13 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | FIN-2007-L-79764

    Amends chapter 30, section 10 a concerning economic offences related to auditing.

  34. Finland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance No. 1029 of 2006 to amend Ordinance (No. 201 of 1983) respecting the Labour Court.

    Adoption: 2006-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2006-R-74970

    Amends sections 3 and 8.

  35. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 743/2006 to amend Chapter 1 and Chapter 20 of the Penal Code. - Finlands Författningssamling

    Adoption: 2006-08-25 | FIN-2006-L-74434

    Amends section 11 (Requirement of dual criminality) of Chapter 1 and section 8 of Chapter 20 (Buying sexual services from a young person).

  36. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 561 of 2006) to amend Act (No. 646 of 1974) respecting the Labour Court.

    Adoption: 2006-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2006-L-74194

    Repeals s. 2a; amends ss. 2(1) to (3) (composition of Court etc.), 5(1) and 6(4) (retirement age).

  37. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 596 of 2005) to amend s. 48 of the Nationality Act (No. 359 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2005-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2005-09-01 | FIN-2005-L-71821

    Amends s. 48 respecting right of Aliens Deparment to receive protected data necessary for completion of investigation regarding the grant of citizenship etc.

  38. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 402 of 2004) to amend s. 1 of the Act (No. 646 of 1974) relating to the Labour Court.

    Adoption: 2004-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-01 | FIN-2004-L-67545

    Amends s. 1 concerning the competence of the Court.

  39. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy Act (120/2004). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2004 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-01 | FIN-2004-L-73922

    Provides for the procedures to be followed in case of bankruptcy by a debtor. Repeals the Bankruptcy Code of 9 November 1868 (31/1868).

  40. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1199 of 2003) to amend the Labour Court Act (No. 646 of 1974)

    Adoption: 2003-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | FIN-2003-L-66847

    Amends ss. 1(1) (field of competence), 11(1) (arbitration) and 13(5) (plaintiff), as amended by Act No. 1169 of 1998.

  41. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the Exercise of Freedom of Expression in the Mass Media (460/2003). (Laki sananvapauden käyttämisestä joukkoviestinnässä) - Unofficial English translation Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2003-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | FIN-2003-L-64998

    Contains 26 sections covering, inter alia, general provisions (objectives, definitions, scope of application), publishers' obligations (editors, duty to provide information, duty to publish public authorities messages under certain circumstances), rights for private person to reply to published message and to correct published false information as well as duty to publish such message, liability for contents of published message, means of coercion, sanctions and miscellaneous. Repeals Freedom of the Press Act (No. 1 of 1919) and Radio Liability Act (No. 219 of 1971).

  42. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Freedom of Religion Act (453/2003). (Uskonnonvapauslaki) - Extracts of Act in English Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2003-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2003-08-01 | FIN-2003-L-64997

    Contains 34 sections covering, inter alia, general provisions (such as objectives, definitions, membership in religious organisations), registration of religious organisations (procedures, membership, board, duties of members, registration and legal effects thereof, information to be included upon registration, dissolution and applicability of company rules) and miscellaneous. Repeals Act (No. 267 of 1922) on the same subject.

  43. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Nationality Act (359/2003). (Kansalaisuuslaki) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003 | FIN-2003-L-65676

    Chapter I: General provisions. Chapter II: Finnish citizenship by birth. Chapter III: Finnish citizenship on application. Chapter IV: Finnish citizenship by declaration. Chapter V: Losing and retaining Finnish citizenship. Chapter VI: Definition of citizenship status and notification by public authorities. Chapter VII: Appeal. Chapter VIII: Miscellaneous provisions. Chapter IX: Transitional provisions and entry into force.

  44. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Language Act (No. 423 of 2003). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003 | FIN-2003-L-69099

    Establishes that national languages of Finland are Finnish and Swedish. Provides for constitutional right of every person to use his or her own language, either Finnish or Swedish, before courts and other authorities.

  45. Finland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    President of the Republic Ordinance (No. 639 of 2002) to bring into force the revised European Social Charter, and the Act to bring into force the provisions falling within the scope of the legislation aimed at by the European Social Charter, and the Act to repeal the Act to approve certain provisions in the European Social Charter and its Supplementary Protocol.

    Adoption: 2002-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 2002-08-01 | FIN-2002-R-62302

    Contains six sections whereby national legislation is brought into line with the European Social Charter.

  46. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 499 of 2002) to amend the Act (No. 814 of 1989) on personnel funds. - http://www.finlex.fi

    Adoption: 2002-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-01 | FIN-2002-L-62988

    Inter alia, amends sections 1 (scope), 5 (conditions to establish a fund), 11 (regsiatration report), 14 (membership) and 27 (payment of share after termination of employment).

  47. Finland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State Council Ordinance (No. 388 of 2002) respecting legal aid.

    Adoption: 2002-05-23 | Date of entry into force: 2002-06-01 | FIN-2002-R-61924

    Contains 29 sections governing calculation rules regarding legal aid based on applicants' income.

  48. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Legal Aid Act (No. 257 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 2002-06-01 | FIN-2002-L-61923

    Contains 31 sections covering, inter alia, conditions to obtain legal aid, coverage of legal aid, persons entitled to legal aid, economic conditions to obtain legal aid, limitations of legal aid, counsel, change of counsel, application for legal aid, granting of legal aid, duration of legal aid, changes in economic conditions, compensation to private counsel, determination of remuneration and of compensation for costs incurred, handling in courts, and miscellaneous. Repeals the Legal Aid (No. 104 of 1998).

  49. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 197 of 2002) respecting the Parliament's Justice Ombudsman.

    Adoption: 2002-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-01 | FIN-2002-L-61921

    Contains 23 sections covering, inter alia, control of courts, public servants, review of the legality of decisions taken by the State Council and oversight of the country's President, complaints addressed to the ombudsman, right for the ombudsman to obtain information, handling of cases, yearly report to the Parliament about the ombudsman's activities, general conditions (competence to adopt decisions, and conditions of work including salary), and administrative rules.

  50. Finland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act (No. 477 of 2001) on the protection of privacy in working life. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-01 | FIN-2001-L-60664

    Contains 13 sections to protect the basic rights at the workplace regarding privacy and personal integrity, and to promote the handling of the information related thereto. Includes sections on: scope of application, relevant criterias to apply for employers, collection of workers' private data, employer's duty to inform, information regarding workers' health, procedure regarding technical control and use of data, and miscellaneous rules. Unofficial translation (Ministry of Labour) available online in English.

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