Coercive measures affecting telecommunications and oversight of their use
The use of coercive measures affecting telecommunications is regulated by the Coercive Measures Act.
These measures involve interference with several constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights, especially protection of privacy, domestic peace, personal data and confidential communications.
Therefore questions of legal security are of accentuated importance both from the perspective of the person who has been subjected to a coercive measure and with the credibility of the entire system of justice in mind.
For this reason, the Eduskunta has given the Ombudsman the special task of monitoring surveillance of telecommunications and the use of technical eavesdropping.
The Ombudsman's annual report contains a separate section dealing with the use of these coercive measures.
Monitoring by the Ombudsman