Request to data user
You have the right to request the following information from the authority or person who possesses your image:
- what kind of photos have been collected of you
- to which person or institution they have been disclosed
- what the purpose, legal basis and method of the processing of your image is
Read more about access to your personal data.
Appeal to Data Protection Inspectorate
If the authority or person has refused to provide you with the requested information, you have the right to appeal to the Data Protection Inspectorate.
In your application you should indicate:
- the kind of action that you expect from the authority or person
- the relevant provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act which have been violated
- arguments as to why the authority or person should have fulfilled your reque
- and include relevant documents that substantiate your opinion, if there are any
The Data Protection Inspectorate assesses whether the data processor has acted lawfully by refusing to supply the data, and if necessary, demands publishing of the data.
Appeal to Administrative court
If you are not satisfied with the decision taken by the Data Protection Inspectorate, you can challenge the decision in the Administrative court and in addition, ask for compensation due to the refusal of the Data Protection Inspectorate. You can learn more about how to prepare your application and other requirements too in the Code of Administrative Court Procedure.
The Administrative court will assess whether the data user has acted lawfully and, if necessary, may oblige the Data Protection Inspectorate to order the data user to provide access to information regarding your image. The court may also order compensation if you have requested it.
Articles 10(1), 11(3), 15, 19, 20, 33, 38, 39, 40
Articles 38 – 49, 156 – 179
Joint publication by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe