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Data Protection Board

The Data Protection Board consists of a chair, deputy chair and five members, who are required to be familiar with register operations. The Board is appointed by the Council of State for a term of three years.

The Data Protection Board processes and makes decisions on issues falling within its scope of action as stated in the Personal Data Act. At the request of the Data Protection Ombudsman, it provides regulations concerning the processing of personal data.

In addition, the Data Protection Board may grant controllers permission to process personal data, provided that certain prerequisites are fulfilled.

The Data Protection Board deals with issues that are of principal importance in the implementation of the Personal Data Act, monitors the need to develop legislation concerning the processing of personal data and issues initiatives it deems necessary.

Published 28.8.2013