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23/06/2021, Notice - Professionals

Results of the request for clarification on the Prescription service: further efforts on data protection work are needed

The data protection officers of organisations have very little time to carry out their tasks. There is room for development in the guidance of and compliance with the processing of data, and the situation of monitoring and supervision should also be improved. According to the results of the request for clarification with regard to the Prescription service, a commendable share of the respondents from all sectors has drawn up a self-monitoring plan for the use of data protection, information security and information systems.

22/06/2021, Notice - Professionals

The Client Data Act was approved – awaiting the Government’s consideration and the President’s confirmation

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has prepared the act on electronic processing of client data in social and health care. The Parliament initiated the bill in November 2020, and it was approved by Parliament on 28 May 2021 subject to changes proposed by the committee. The Client Data Act will have an impact on the sharing of client and patient data in the Kanta Services.

17/06/2021, Notice

EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate available in Finland as of 22 June

Finland’s national COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be updated and made interoperable with the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate as of 22 June. This means that the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available to people in the My Kanta Pages starting on 22 June.