Our role as register data controller and registrar

The Finnish Centre for Pensions is liable for the content of the central registers of the earnings-related pension system and manages and develops the related notification traffic and register services. Our task is also to release data (centrally) on the earnings-related pension system to such authorities and institutions handling social security that have a legal right to get the information.

Our task is to promote cooperation between the earnings-related pension providers and other institutions and authorities. In addition, we develop the online data exchange between the earnings-related pension system and foreign institutions together with domestic and international cooperative partners.

Our operations are regulated by law and decrees

Our task of keeping registers and register services have been regulated in the Act on the Finnish Centre for Pensions. It stipulates that our tasks include the following:

  • to administer registers that are needed to carry out our statutory tasks, and
  • to ensure that the data needed by pension providers to carry out their tasks stipulated by the earnings-related pension acts is available (Act on the Finnish Centre for Pensions, Chapter 1, Section 1, Subsection 5).

When we carry out our statutory tasks relating to earnings-related pensions as stipulated in the Employees Pensions Act, we are a corporation that exercises public power, as referred to in Chapter 4, Section 2 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities.

When handing personal data, we act as a registrar as referred to in EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are governed by obligations of registrars as stipulated in data protection acts.