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Privacy policy: Military accidents and service diseases

9 May 2019

1. Controller

Name: State Treasury, Services for Citizens
Address: Sörnäisten rantatie 13, P.O. Box 50, FI-00054 State Treasury
Other contact details: tel. +358 (0)295 50 2000,

2. Contact person for filing system-related matters

Name: Services for Citizens / Päivi Kaukinen
Address: Services for citizens, P.O. Box 14, FI-00054 State Treasury
Other contact details:

3. Contact information for the data protection officer

4. Purpose of processing personal data

The processing is based on the Act on Compensation for Military Accidents and Service-Related Illnesses 1521/2016, Workers’ Compensation Act 459/2015 and other accident insurance legislation.

The purpose of the processing is to handle compensation matters regarding military accidents and service diseases.

The data in the register is used to issue decisions on the aforementioned matters, send letters of enquiry and pay compensations. They are used to harmonise the compensation policy and compensation practice. The register data is used to compile a variety of statistics. These statistics do not contain information that can be used to identify individual applicants.

5. Information content of the register

Details stored in the system

  • injured person’s name, personal identity code, address, profession, annual income, possible date of death, information on family members, if necessary
  • name and address for place of service
  • date of incident, description and conditions of the incident, service task, cause of incident, method of injury, municipality where injury occurred
  • investigation location, damaged body part, type of injury, diagnosis, period of inability to work, incident repercussions, information on rehabilitation and aid equipment
  • information on compensations to be paid, rejected claims for compensation and information on appeals
  • participating persons in the processing

The decisions indicate the facts and details of the incident, statutes and legal practice applied, conclusions and the processor.

The saved documents are the accident report, medical certificates and records, payment commitment requests, clarifications provided by the injured party and place of service, clarifications for the assessment of lost earnings, expense claims and relevant clarifications, clarification from Kela, unemployment fund or insurance company, study certificate, rehabilitation reports, payment ban report, State Treasury decision, collection decision, appeal, State Treasury’s rejoinder including the appeal and the ruling of the appeal authority.

6. Normal data sources

The State Treasury receives information from the accident ombudsmen of the place of service and the injured persons themselves.

Additionally the State Treasury is entitled to receive the following (Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 252):

  • information from the place of service on the incident as well as its conditions, causes and repercussions, study certificate from the educational institution, remunerations paid to the injured person by the employer as well as the relevant grounds, and the information necessary to resolve the matter
  • information from the insurance and pension institution and authority on the injured person’s employment relationship, possible entrepreneurship and income, benefits received and other matters necessary to resolve the compensation matter
  • statement of a health care professional, health care operating unit and social services provider or care facility as well as other necessary information regarding patient documents, health, capacity to work, treatment and rehabilitation
  • necessary information from the pension institution and Central Pension Security Institution on the insurance specified in the Self-Employed Persons’ Pensions Act and the entrepreneur income referred to in Section 112 of the Act

Information on the employee’s earnings and withholding tax from the tax administration.

The injured person’s address and personal identity code and details of any changed circumstances are received from the Population Information System.

7. Regular disclosures of data

Data contained by the register is disclosed to the interested party.

The necessary details are disclosed to data sources to identify the information being requested.

Information on any paid daily allowance or accident insurance, funeral allowance and death benefits is disclosed to the tax authority. The disclosure is based on Section 15 of the Act on Assessment Procedure (1558/1995) and Section 28(a) of the Act on Inheritance and Gift Tax (507/1998).

The local register office is notified of any survivor’s pension paid to a minor.

The Population Register Centre is notified of new persons (personal identity code) who are receiving continuous compensation once a month via online transfer. Based on the reported personal identity codes, the Population Register Centre discloses the relevant changes to personal data (name change, address information, date of death, marriage, child birth, child’s personal identity code, death of spouse, spouse’s personal identity code). The changed information is updated once a week.

Kela is notified once a month of any compensations paid to the health insurance fund over the past month (name, accident number, compensation amount, date of payment). The information disclosure is based on Section 27(a) of the Health Insurance Act (364/1963).

The Central Pension Security Institution is notified electronically once a month of benefit information for unpaid periods through the Finnish Workers’ Compensation Centre. The disclosure is based on Section 257 of the Worker’s Compensation Act (459/2015) and Section 64 of the Employment Accidents Insurance Act (608/1948).

The employer is informed of either paid or rejected income loss compensation, if the employer has paid salary/wages to the injured person.

8. Regular disclosures of personal data or transfer of data outside the EU or the EEA

Information is not disclosed to recipients outside the EU or EEA.

9.  Principles for filing system protection

The register contains confidential materials. The information must be kept secret pursuant to Section 24(1)(23) and (25) of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities (621/1999).

Only individuals authorised by the controller, who are under obligation of secrecy, have access to the data processed within the information system. Access rights are kept up-to-date by regular inspection, and unnecessary access rights are removed. The information network and terminals containing the register are protected using technical measures. The application servers are located in the operating service provider’s protected facilities. The actions of the data system users and the authorisation of data access are monitored by means of collecting log data.

Manual data content received or printed out for the register is stored in a locked room which is only accessible by individuals who have been authorised by the controller and are bound by an obligation of secrecy. Unnecessary manual materials are destroyed in a data secure manner.

10. Data storage period / criteria for determining storage period

If the archives service has not specified the documents for permanent storage, they will be retained for 100 years. The storage period for documents is calculated from the date on which the proceedings were initiated.

Provisions on data storage are laid down in Section 275 of the Worker’s Compensation Act. Furthermore, the stipulations of the Archives Act 831/1994 on the storage of documents are observed.

11. Information about automatic decision-making (e.g. profiling) and information about the logic of data processing and its impacts on the data subject

The processing of the data does not entail automated decision-making.

12. Right of access

The data subject has the right to access their data in the register. Requests should be sent to the registry office.

In the event that the data subject has exercised their right of access less than one year ago, the State Treasury may collect a fee based on the administrative costs caused by the provision of the data.

13. Rectification of data

Data subjects are entitled to request corrections to any incorrect information the register may contain on them. Requests should be sent to the registry office.

14. The right to object to processing of personal data

The State Treasury processes personal data in order to carry out its statutory duties, and the data subject does not have the right to object to the processing of their personal data.

15. Right to restriction of processing

The data subject has the right to restrict the processing of their personal data as specified in Article 18 of the GDPR.

16. Right to erasure

The State Treasury processes personal data in order to carry out its statutory duties, and the data subject does not have the right to have their personal data removed.

17. Right to lodge a complaint

The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if the data subject believes that their rights have been infringed by the actions of the controller.

18. Other rights

Personal data is neither used nor disclosed for the purpose of direct advertising, distance marketing or other direct marketing, market and opinion research, registers of individuals, or genealogies.

19. Use of cookies

The data system does not use cookies.

Target group: Authorities Private individuals

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