Register descriptions

The Personal Data Act requires that register descriptions are produced and made publicly available for all registers of persons. 

The Act also defines the right of inspection of personal data, which does not, however, apply to registers used for the sole purpose of statistics compilation and scientific research. Thus, the scope of the right of inspection does not extend to Statistics Finland's statistical registers containing personal data and registers of research data.

More about the right of inspection of Statistics Finland's other registers under Data protection. More information about the Personal Data Act and its application can be found on the website of the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman.