Finland: Web service to request verifying of secret registry data

EDRi-member Effi ry has launched a web service for citizens to request the data protection authorities to verify that any records in various law enforcement and secret services registries are filed according to the relevant regulations. Previously, this kind of request required detailed knowledge of relevant registers, leaving the process practically unavailable for the majority of citizens. The service created by Effi ry provides citizens with an immediate and easy-to-use tool to submit their request to check the legality of any records connected to them in these databases that are otherwise inaccessible.

Country: Finland

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: registry, Effi ry, web service, data protection, secret service

Posted on Wednesday 5 November 2014

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