Secrecy of personal information

The secrecy is based on the Act on the Openness of Government Activities 621/1999, section 24, subsection 1, item 24, and on Act on the Register of Aliens 1270/1997, section 11. In addition, other confidentiality criteria on the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, section 24, may be applicable to the requested information and documents.

A customer of the Finnish Immigration Service can issue a written authorisation to a journalist or other outsider to study his or her documents. The authorisation does not give permission to obtain information to which the applicant him/herself does not have an access (limitations set by the Openness Act 621/1999, section 11).