Eeva Haaramo reports:
On 1 January, the ‘Information Society Code’ passed into law. The Code is a major new umbrella act revising the country’s electronic communications legislation, which has four main goals: simplifying existing rules; improving consumer protection; boosting information security; and creating more equal telecoms markets.
The greatest potential consequence of the Information Society Code comes from its increased regulatory powers over the information society. Most notable is the new requirement to ensure confidentiality of communications rules apply to all electronic communication distributors, including social media companies.
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