Notification on a personal data breach

With this PDF form, you can notify the National Archives of Finland on a (suspected) personal data breach. Please send the form to the National Archive’s registrar (kirjaamo(a)

We will investigate the matter based on your notification and take any necessary measures.

What is a personal data breach?

A personal data breach is an event leading to the destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorised disclosure of personal data or to an unauthorised party gaining access to personal data.

Examples of personal data breaches include sending information to the wrong person, documents containing personal data accidentally disposed of by placing them in a normal paper collection bin, lost flash drives, stolen computer, or cyberattacks to systems containing personal information.