Joint register services of the earnings-related pension field

The Finnish Centre for Pensions is the registrar and owner of the data of the joint central registers of the earnings-related pension field. We maintain and develop the registers and register services in cooperation with Arek Oy and the earnings-related pension providers.

We maintain the registers and guide and instruct the pension providers. In doing so, we contribute to the accuracy of the register data.

In addition, together with domestic and international cooperative partners, we develop the online data exchange between the earnings-related pension system and foreign institutions.

We and the pension providers use the joint register data of the earnings-related pension field when we implement earnings-related pensions. We also 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 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 (Chapter 2, Section 1, subsection 5). The Act stipulates that we are to administer the registers that we need to carry out our statutory tasks and to ensure that the data that the pension providers need to carry out their tasks (as stipulated in the earnings-related pension acts) is available.

When we handle 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.