Data Protection Ombudsman

The Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman is an independent authority operating in connection with the Ministry of Justice.

The office is run by the Data Protection Ombudsman, appointed by the Council of State for a term of five years.

Reijo Aarnio has been the Data Protection Ombudsman since November 1, 1997. The deputy and assistant to the Ombudsman is Head of Department. The total number of staff is 20.