Data protection and other information about the service is a web service of the National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF). The NAOF’s communications team is responsible for the maintenance and technical development of the service. The service is targeted at policy-makers, public-sector actors, the media, and citizens. The main purpose of the service is to publish audit information and provide information about good management of public finances.

Contents in the web service are published in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The contents in Swedish and English may be more limited than the contents available in Finnish.

The press releases published in the service are imported from the STT Info portal, videos from YouTube, and presentations from the SlideShare service.

We also collect customer feedback by means of a general feedback form.

Feedback form


The website uses a cookie banner. By selecting “Accept all”, the visitor to the website gives their consent to the use of cookies and plugins. The necessary cookies help to ensure the technical functioning of the website, and they are not used for other purposes.

The website also uses social plugins, which allow the site to display social media content, for example. The social plugins of the website can set cookies for their own services and according to their own principles. The website always uses a secure connection (https).

Visitor tracking cookies collect general statistical data for the development of the website. The tracking data are not used for marketing or disclosed outside the NAOF. Only the NAOF can use the tracking data to develop its online communications.

The data collected in visitor tracking include, for example, the page through which the visitor entered the website, the downloaded pages, the time of page downloads, as well as the visitor’s web browser, operating system and Internet service provider. The visitor’s IP address is used to determine the organization for which the IP address is registered and the geographical location of the visitor. IP addresses are not saved in full, and they are not used to identify a single person.

The use of cookies and visitor tracking on our website have been implemented in cooperation with the publishing system provider and Hopkins Oy.

Processing of personal data and privacy statements processes the personal data you disclose to us with due care, in a lawful manner, and ensuring the protection of privacy.

Privacy statements specify the data collected in the personal data files maintained by the NAOF, as well as the intended uses, lawful disclosure, and protection principles concerning such data. Furthermore, the privacy statements contain information about the rights of the data subjects, as well as the relevant contact details.

Here, ‘personal data file’ means a set of personal data connected by a common use. The requirement for a privacy statement is set out in the General Data Protection Regulation.

Privacy statement on the customer and stakeholder register (PDF)

Privacy statement on the personnel’s contact details in the service (PDF)

Privacy statement on the case and document management system (PDF)

Privacy statement on financial audit data (PDF)

Data Protection Officer of the NAOF is Juhani Heimsch,

Information security

Please report any vulnerabilities or deficiencies concerning the website to the NAOF registry at or through the site feedback form.

Copyrights and the use of photographs

The copyrights on the materials in the web service belong to the National Audit Office, unless otherwise specifically stated. You may freely use the textual materials available on the site and publish links to the site, provided that you cite the source.

The copyrights on the photographs, visualizations, and other visual materials belong to the photographers, the originators, or the National Audit Office. The photos on the website may not be used by anyone outside the NAOF, unless this has been specifically agreed with the NAOF’s website editorial staff.

Press photos are available for media use on the NAOF’s Flickr account. The copyright indicated on a photo must always be acknowledged in connection with the photo.

The use of the staff contact details for commercial purposes, such as all forms of direct marketing, is prohibited.


The website editorial team is responsible for the contents published on the website and aims to keep them up to date. Should you detect any errors, please report them to the staff as soon as possible. Notwithstanding the above, the editorial team is not liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage resulting from the use of information published on the website.

The NAOF is not in any way liable for the contents or functioning of other websites that may be accessed via this site. By accessing a website through this site, you agree that the website you access is not under the control of the NAOF and that the NAOF cannot influence the contents published on such website.

Editor-in-Chief of the website

Eira Heinämies, Editor-in-Chief,

You can give feedback through the feedback form.