Privacy statement for the person register for monitoring of organisations for collective management of copyright


Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
Mailing address: Finnish Patent and Registration Office, FI-00091 PRH, Finland
Street address: Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C, Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 29 509 5000

Representative of controller

Mr Lalli Knuutila
Tel. +358 29 509 5018

Data protection officer

Mr Olli Vento
Tel. +358 29 509 5743

Purpose of and legal basis for processing personal data

The processing is based on the Finnish Act on Collective Management of Copyright (laki tekijänoikeuden yhteishallinnoinnista 1494/2016). Under section 54 of the Act, the PRH is the supervisory authority.

The supervisory authority for instance

  1. monitors that collective management organisations, and their member organisations, established in Finland comply with the provisions of the law in collective management of rights;
  2. gives advice to collective management organisations, and other parties, in matters relating to the application of the provisions of the law;
  3. responds to requests for information received from authorities of other member states; and
  4. monitors the development of collective management in Finland in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and gives the EU Commission necessary details about collective management and its developments.

Personal data and categories of data subjects in the register

The case and document management system used in the monitoring of organisations for collective management of copyright, contains personal details about pending and resolved matters. They include

  • identification and contact details about the party initiating the matter and other parties involved, such as the name, mailing address, email address and telephone number of the person, company or organisation; and
  • necessary name and contact details of persons, which were submitted to the PRH in connection with supervisory measures.

Sources of information

The information is received from notifications and reports filed by collective management organisations, and from documents received and written by the PRH in connection with supervisory measures.

On request, the PRH may receive all information and documents necessary for the monitoring of compliance with the law and the provisions issued under it, from collective management organisations, or from organisations or foundations that on their behalf performs the duties based on the law.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

The documents received in connection with the monitoring of organisations for the collective management of copyright are public documents, as referred to in the Finnish Act on the Openness of Government Activities (laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta 621/1999). The data can only be disclosed within the limits that the legislation in effect will oblige and permit, as required in section 13 and 16 of the Act.

Confidential data are only disclosed and available for viewing with the consent of the person in question, to a party involved, or based on a legal right.

The PRH, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture co-operate in the monitoring of collective management organisations as set out in the law.

Transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU or the EEA or to international organisations

No data are transferred to countries outside the EU or the EEA or to international organisations. Data can be disclosed to the Commission and equivalent authorities in other states in cases set out in directive 2014/26/EU.

Storage periods of personal data

The storage periods of the registered personal data are based on a filing plan, which allows the data to be stored permanently due to an obligation under the law.

Profiling and automated decision-making

The registered data are not used for profiling, and no automated decision-making is performed on the data.

Right of access to personal data

The data subject has the right to check what personal data about them have been entered into the register, or to find out that there are no such register entries. The data subject can ask the controller for access to their personal data. Read our instructions on how to request access to data.

Right to rectification of data

The data subject has the right to demand that the controller rectify without undue delay any inaccurate or incorrect personal data concerning them. Read our instructions on rectification of data.

Right to restriction of processing

The data subject has the right to demand that the controller restrict the processing of data, if the data subject contests the accuracy of the personal data. The idea is to restrict the processing while the controller verifies the accuracy of the personal data.

Right to deletion of data

The data subject has no right to demand that their personal data be deleted, as the PRH processes personal data because of its statutory duty.

Right to lodge complaint with supervisory authority

The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Ombudsman).

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Latest update 05.02.2020