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Have you been a victim of a personal data breach? Suomi.fi will soon provide all the advice you need

Published 3/2/2021

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency is developing a new information and service package for the Suomi.fi Web Service. The package will help you find out what to do if you suspect that your personal data has ended up in the wrong hands. 

The new information and service package is aimed at people who have been the victim of identity theft or data breaches or who have lost a proof of identity document such as a passport or an ID card. 

The idea behind the project was developed as a result of the widely publicised Vastaamo data breach, which led to the personal data of the company's customers being extensively leaked on the Internet. As part of further measures to address this data breach, the Finnish Government decided to create a channel to make it easier to manage blocks and prohibitions on the use of personal data. The package is being designed in partnership with various organisations in the public and private sectors.

Project progress in 2021

The project's first phase will see useful information and advice on identity theft, data breaches, and related services being compiled on the Suomi.fi Web Service. This resource will then function as a user-friendly citizen support pathway for people living in Finland. This resource will be completed in April 2021.

Work will continue throughout spring to add more features to the service, such as the ability to manage some of the non-disclosure requests submitted to the Finnish Digital Agency. These include non-disclosures of information, and non-disclosure of change of address notifications (so-called blocking a change of address) entered into the Population Information System. Strong identification using online banking IDs, a mobile certificate, or an ID card and the Finnish Authenticator app is always needed before you can manage non-disclosures.

Test the beta and give feedback!

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency will launch a beta version of the new information and service package on 1 March 2021. The Agency will use the beta version to gather feedback on the package in its current form. 

You can test the beta version and send your feedback until 14 March 2021 (in Finnish).