Protect your data

You should protect your data in as many ways as possible, especially if you suspect that your data may have ended up in the wrong hands. This page has summarised information on the different ways you can protect your data.

You can set a voluntary ban on credits in the Positive credit register. The ban serves as a safeguard in case your personal data is stolen and someone tries to apply for a loan using your identity. Setting a voluntary ban on credits is free of charge. 

In addition to the voluntary ban, two credit information companies provide a paid voluntary credit ban (sites only in Finnish):

In addition, you can protect your data in the following ways:


  • Prohibit changing your bank account number with any other method than by using the e-service. If you want to prohibit changing your bank account number with a paper form and only allow it to be changed by logging in to MyTax, you can do this in MyTax. For more detailed instructions, please visit the Finnish Tax Administration’s website.

Online services

  • Change your passwords and use strong passwords. Always enable two-step verification.

Finnish Patent and Registration Office

Digital and Population Data Services Agency

  • Forbid disclosing your contact details. When you forbid the disclosure of your contact details from different registers, external parties cannot find your contact details in address and contact information services. You can forbid submitting a move notification and disclosing your address details. For more information, visit the page on forbidding data closure (only in Finnish and Swedish).

Telecommunications operators

  • Remember to also forbid your telecommunications operator from disclosing your contact details.


Police of Finland


Page last updated 6/20/2024