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Finland's Public Sector Data Registers - a national asset


Good governance is a driver for Finland's success internationally. Establishing a robust and up-to-date data resource is fundamentally important, as we are in transition towards a digital society. In Finland, a number of national base registers, maintained by the Population Register Centre and local register offices, National Land Survey of Finland, National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, the Tax Administration and Statistics Finland, form the core of our public sector data management infrastructure. These registers enable the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and secure services and place us well ahead of the competition.

In terms of data provision, the registers form a highly valuable national resource and asset that should be carefully managed and continually developed. This guide provides an overview of Finland's data registers and the services they underpin, illustrated through ten success stories.

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Finland's Public Sector Data Registers - a national asset


Areas of responsibility:
Projects, ICT

Ministry of Finance

Contact information:
Base register working party

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