The duties and powers of the President of the Republic of Finland are defined in the Constitution. The duties of the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland are laid down in the Act on The Office of the President of the Republic (100/2012) and in the Decree on the Rules of Procedure of the Office of the President of the Republic (150/2015).
The processing of personal data is based on the following statutes:
- Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999)
- Decree on the Openness of Government Activities and on Good Practice in Information Management (1030/1999)
- Administrative Procedure Act (434/2003)
- Data Protection Act (1050/2018)
- Safety Clearance Act (726/2014).
The Office of the President of the Republic of Finland processes personal data in order to comply with its legal obligations and to exercise official authority vested in it in accordance with points (c) and (e) of Article 6(1) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We process special categories of personal data on grounds of public interest as provided for in point (g) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR and section 6, subsection 1, paragraph 2 of the Data Protection Act.
The data subject has the right to request access to his or her personal data, rectification or restriction or erasure of processing of his or her personal data, and in certain situations, the right to object to the processing personal data concerning him or her. The data subject also has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
In Finland compliance with data protection legislation is monitored by The Data Protection Ombudsman.
Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Mariankatu 2, FI-00170 Helsinki
+358 295 226 000
Data Protection Officer
Data protection statements of the Office of the President of the Republic
The privacy statements (in Finnish) provide more information about the processing of personal data at the Office of the President of the Republic, in particular about the purpose of the processing of personal data, and about where the data is regularly disclosed, how long the personal data will be stored and the rights of the data subject.
The data protection statements are grouped according to different purposes and published on this page to the extent that they concern the processing of data of persons other than those working in the Office of the President of the Republic.