Data protection and processing of personal data at the Ministry of the Interior

Contact information

Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer Mikko Levämäki
[email protected]


Ministry of the Interior, PO Box 26, FI-00023 Government
Registry: [email protected], tel. +358 295 418 888

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 at:

Processing of personal data

Personal data are stored only for justifiable reasons. As a rule, the data are needed for performing the Ministry’s statutory duties, providing services and ensuring effective communication.

The use of the Ministry’s online services is voluntary, and the personal data provided are not processed for purposes other than those indicated. For example in subscription services, subscribers are requested to give their email address so that messages can be sent to them. For comments on blogs, users are requested to give both their email address and a name that will be shown on the website next to the comment.

The personal data included in the registers have been grouped for each service at the end of this page.
Stored personal data

The data are processed by the persons maintaining the contents of the service at the Ministry as well as the cooperation partners and their subcontractors who produce the service. The Ministry has agreed on the processing of personal data with these bodies in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

The data are kept in the service in accordance with the Ministry of the Interior’s information management plan or until the service is closed down or when the subscriber personally cancels the subscription.

Service users’ rights

As a user of services, you have the right, among other things, to know what data we store about you and who processes your data. In addition, you may check the data we have collected concerning you and update them, if needed.

  1. Right to check your own data
    Upon request, you can have access to your personal data stored in the service by making an information request by post, email or phone to the Ministry’s registry.
    Information request form
    Contact information of the registry
  2. Rectifying or supplementing the data
    If you notice shortcomings or errors in your data, you can ask that they be corrected. In such a case, we ask you to tell us what information is incorrect and why and how the information should be changed, or to tell us what information should be supplemented and how.
  3. Restriction of processing
    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.
  4. Withdrawal of consent for the use of data
    You can ask the Ministry in writing to delete your data from the service. You can delete your subscription data yourself whenever you want by cancelling the subscription at the link included in every email message sent.
    Contact information of the registry
  5. Appeal or complaint concerning the processing of personal data
    If necessary, you may lodge an appeal or a complaint about the processing of your data to the Data Protection Ombudsman.

If you need more information about the processing of your personal data at the Ministry, please contact the Ministry's Data Protection Officer.

Stored personal data