On 25 May 2018, the long wait was over and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally entered into full force and effect and became applicable in all EU Member States. During the preceding two-year transition period, companies worked hard to prepare themselves for and to ensure compliance with the new requirements under the […]

Data and Law – Current Developments
April 16, 2018

The Finnish tech community is now talking about 5G technology. 5G will bring faster connections, among other things, and give a true boost to new technologies. In practice this means that mobile data transfers become even quicker. There will be no latency. Autonomous vehicles will be able to stay in constant contact with each other. […]

eSports – Are Your IPRs Protected?
March 8, 2018

Yesterday our IP and Technology team attended the second HEL Tech event this year, with Gaming and eSports being the topic. Hannes Snellman is one of HEL Tech’s main co-operation partners, and hence, we have a box seat to attend these topical seminars and discussions with the participants. The eSports topic was particularly exciting, as […]

Financial institutions’ interest for using the services of cloud service providers has increased, and not without reason. Cloud services are known for their flexibility, and they offer a number of advantages, such as economies of scale, operational efficiencies, and cost-effectiveness. However, there has been a high level of uncertainty regarding related supervisory expectations forming unwanted […]

Secure Secondary Use of Health and Social Data
January 5, 2018

In October 2017, the Finnish Government proposed a new act on the secondary use of health and social data (FI: laki sosiaali- ja terveystietojen toissijaisesta käytöstä, HE 159/2017) (the “Act”). The aim of the proposed Act is to create modern and unified conditions for the use of health and social data for, among other, statistical, […]

As we already prefigured in our earlier blog post, the Article 29 Working Party (the “WP29”) has adopted drafts for guidance regarding requirements for transparency and consents under EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Transparency Transparency is one of the key principles of the processing of personal data under the GDPR. Furthermore, under the […]

Please read a brief summary in English at the end of the article. Markkinakartoitus EU:n yleinen tietosuoja-asetus on huomioitava tietojärjestelmähankinnoissa ja vanhatkin järjestelmät tulee saattaa asetuksen mukaisiksi 25.5.2018 lähtien. Mm. vastuita koskeva markkinakäytäntö on tältä osin vasta muodostumassa, joten hankintayksiköiden kannattaa hyödyntää hankintalain antamaa mahdollisuutta markkinakartoituksen tekemiseen. Tarjouspyyntöasiakirjoja on mahdollista lähettää toimittajien kommentoitavaksi tai keskustella […]

Traditionally, Finnish marketing legislation has been amongst the most consumer protection friendly in Europe. However, in recent years, the Finnish consumer authorities have been faced with the need to take the more liberal EU case law into account in the interpretation of marketing issues. The latest hot discussion concerning Finnish consumer protection law has been […]

Equal Treatment for Online Shoppers within the EU
December 5, 2017

Do you, as a consumer, find Christmas shopping exhausting? Should that be the case, we might have good news for you: a few weeks ago, the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission confirmed that a political agreement to end unjustified “geoblocking” in buying products or services online within the EU has been reached. This […]