Electronic Identity Verification in Finland
#8 Largest Country in Europe
- GDC covers over 98% of the addressable Finnish adult population. 98%
Despite its relatively small population, Finland is an economic force in the EU. In terms of per capital GDP it’s on par with France, Germany and the UK.
Finland excels in the export of technology for mobile phones as well as promoting startups in information and communications technology, gaming, cleantech, and biotechnology sectors. Bloomberg ranks it the seventh most innovative country in the world. Finland’s Personal Data Act governs use of personal data, and privacy is considered a basic right under Finnish law. Businesses that collect personal data must have a clearly defined purpose for its use, they must receive specific consent from the subject, and they may not use it for other purposes. The Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman and Data Protection Board supervise all privacy laws and regulations. GDC covers over 98 percent of Finland’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Finnish partners to provide access to government, commercial and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Finnish and EU law.
Verifiable Data Elements in Finland
Date of Birth
Data Sources Available for Finnish Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Finland in compliance with its Personal Data Act and the EU Data Protection Directive. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.
How Global Data Consortium Works
The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise. Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.