The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU 679/2016) is implemented nationally as from 25 May 2018. The Regulation applies to the processing of personal data in both the private and the public sector. A new Data Protection Act is enacted to supplement the Regulation. The supervisory authority in Finland is the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.
The appropriate processing of personal data strengthens the rights of data subjects and increases openness and transparency. Key elements of the Data Protection Regulation include:
- emphasizing the lawfulness of processing personal data
• minimizing the collected personal data and ensuring its accuracy
• increasing open information.
In terms of private individuals, or data subjects, the reform provides e.g. new rights. Data subjects have more and better rights than before, allowing them to understand and monitor how their data is processed and used for various purposes.
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation): https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN
The Data Protection Officer of the municipality of Muurame is Johanna Nuija, +358 14 659 660, firstname.lastname@example.org, who can also provide more information about how the Regulation is applied in the municipality of Muurame. Any information requests should be submitted in person to the information desk of the municipality of Muurame, Virastotie 8, 40950 Muurame. The form can be printed and filled in, and then taken to the information desk where your identity will be verified.