On this website, we explain how we process personal data, how you can exercise your data protection rights, what personal data we collect, and what the processing of personal data is based on.
Processing of personal data by the Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance processes personal data in order to comply with legal obligations, to perform a task carried out in the public interest, or to exercise official authority. In certain cases, the processing of personal data is based on consent.
As a rule, personal data are needed in the provision and use of services and for law drafting purposes. We do not process personal data for any purposes other than those indicated.
Personal data are processed by the persons who maintain data repositories at the Ministry of Finance and, in the case of the Government’s joint information systems, by persons in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Ministry of Finance has also agreed on the processing of personal data with partners providing data repository platforms in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Your data protection-related rights
You have the right to know if we are processing personal data concerning you. If we process your personal data, you have the right to know what data we store about you.
You can obtain your personal data stored in the services by submitting a request for information to the Registry of the Ministry of Finance.
If you notice shortcomings or errors in your data, you may request that they be corrected. In your request for correction, please specify the error and let us know how we should change the data. If you have indicated that your data are incorrect, you have the right to request that their processing be restricted until the accuracy of the data is verified.
You have the right to request the erasure of your data, i.e., the right to object to the processing of your data if the processing of your personal data is not based on compliance with a legal obligation to which the Ministry of Finance is subject. You can submit a request for erasure when, for example, you have subscribed to the Ministry’s press releases and news.
At the Ministry of Finance, we do not make decisions based on automated decision-making. Neither do we create profiles on the basis of the personal data we process.
The Data Protection Ombudsman monitors compliance with the data protection legislation in Finland. Further information about your right to data protection is available on the website of the Data Protection Ombudsman.
Ministry of Finance
PO Box 28
FI-00023 Government, Finland
The Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office are joint controllers when they process personal data in the Government’s shared information systems.
Data protection officer’s contact details
If you need more information concerning the processing of your personal data at the Ministry of Finance, please contact the Ministry’s Data Protection Officer: tietosuojavastaava.vm(at)gov.fi.