Base register working party
In spring 2010, the Advisory Committee on Information Management in Public Administration (JUHTA) at the Ministry of Finance appointed a working party comprising all base register organisations, traffic, healthcare and pension sector stakeholders and information security and data protection experts as well as ministries responsible for the above policy areas. Finland’s local authorities are represented by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities. The base register working party has been appointed for a fixed period lasting until the end of 2012. The task of the working party is to promote cooperation between the organisations administering the data registers as well as to improve the interoperability of the data registers and availability of the data.
The purpose of the working party is to seek new development projects, identify novel applications for data, prepare the ground for innovation and promote existing and successful solutions to new stakeholders, like Finland’s pension, social and healthcare and traffic authorities. A key focus for the working party will be local authority information management.
The working party will be seeking out clearly defined development initiatives that can be highlighted and supported with the objective of delivering improved performance and increase efficiency throughout Finland’s public sector administration. Data protection will naturally remain a key consideration.
The organisations responsible for Finland’s base registers will continue to engage in ever closer networking, which in addition to bilateral and clearly defined joint working projects, will be used as a driver for development initiatives designed to benefit the whole of Finland.
The working group comprises the following organisations: Finnish Centre for Pensions, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Land Survey of Finland, Ministry of Justice, National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira), Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman, Statistics Finland, Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, Population Register Centre and Ministry of the Environment.
Finland’s Public Sector Data Registers publication
Contact information of the base register working party:
Director General Hannu Luntiala, Population Register Centre
Tel. +358 295 535 261
Director General Arvo Kokkonen, National Land Survey of Finland
Tel. +358 205 41 5400
Joonas Kankaanrinne, Population Register Centre
Tel. +358 295 535 233
Tommi Karttaavi, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Tel. +358 9 771 2136
Martti Parviainen, National Land Survey of Finland
Tel. +358 206 31 5403