What rights do I have?
If you are a registered member, your rights will be secured by legal provisions. You have the right
- to check your information
- to erase your information
- to correct information
- to restrict processing of information
- to make an appeal to a supervisory authority.
How do I exercise my rights?
Use our contact form, choose “Other” as topic, and write what right you want to exercise and why. We will respond to your message as soon as possible, within a month at the latest. If we need more time, we will contact you within one month.
The right to check your data
You have the right to check your information. By request, you will receive a written copy of the data that is being processed. You can correct your information at the same time.
In our eService you can go through your information, update your contact information and contact us. You will need Finnish bank credentials to use eService.
The right to erase your data
Under the law, you have the right to erase unnecessary data, if the personal information is no longer needed for reasons that include membership, payment of benefits or other unemployment fund’s statutory task, for which the data was originally collected.
We do not process any data, which is not necessary to unemployment fund’s statutory tasks. Due to statutory obligation it is necessary to store data for either six or ten years depending on the document.
Everyone has the legal right to erase their data, if, according to a decision by a public official, unlawful action has been committed when processing personal information.
The right to correct data
You have the right demand from the controller of personal data to correct inaccurate or false personal data without delay.
We will update your personal information constantly and take into account the additional and new information you have sent us without delay. You can check your information, update your contact information and contact us in our eService as well.
The right to restrict processing of data
Everyone has the legal right to restrict the processing of data, if it is in one’s opinion that the information is false. During the restriction the accuracy of the information will be investigated. Everyone has also the right to demand for their information to be kept restricted, if, according to a decision by a public official, unlawful action has been committed when processing personal information and the registered member does not want to erase the information. Further, everyone has the right to demand for their information to be kept restricted for possible legal claims.
During the restriction the controller of personal data can process the data only by consent of the person in question, for possible legal claim, to protect the rights of another person or of the public interest of the member state.
The unemployment fund must always notify the person, who has used one’s right, of the restriction and its removal.
Automatic decision making and profiling
We do not make automatic decisions nor practice profiling.
The right to make an appeal to a supervisory authority
Everyone has the legal right to make an appeal to a supervisory authority, if one’s rights have been violated or personal data has been unlawfully processed. The supervisory authority in Finland is the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman. You will find the contact information of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman here.