Privacy statement for the Population Information System 

The Population Information System is a national repository for basic data. The Population Information System consists of a national information system as well as regionally arranged data that is not imported into the information system in a digital format. The Population Information System contains information on people (both living and deceased), properties, buildings, apartments and administrative regions. 

The Population Information System contains personal data on Finnish citizens or those foreign citizens who reside in Finland or who have some other sufficient connection to the Finnish society. Registration of information is based on statutory notifications made by citizens and public authorities. The information stored in the Population Information System is used throughout Finnish society’s information services and management, including public administration, elections, taxation, judicial administration, research and statistics. The information is also available to businesses and other private organisations. 

Population of Finland 5 631 050