Finland: Government Introduces Draft Law Implementing GDPR

On March 1, 2018, the Ministry of Justice announced that the Finnish government had introduced a proposal (HE 9/2018 vp) to the parliament on a draft law implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into the country’s legal framework.

The aim of the draft act is to supplement and shed light on the GDPR’s provisions for obliged legal and natural persons in Finland to be aware of their rights and be able to comply with their obligations arising thereof.

Therefore, it should not be seen as an independent legal tool; rather, it should be read in conjunction with the GDPR that applies in the national legal order directly without the need for further implementation steps.

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