Automated decision-making and implementing the requirements of new legislation
On 23 February 2023, the Finnish Parliament approved the Government proposal for general legislation on automated decision-making within public administration. The reform allows automated decision-making on administrative matters in so far as making a decision on the matter in question does not require individual consideration.
The law enters into force on 1 May 2023, but it includes an 18-month transition period. The transition period applies to such automated decision-making processes that have been in use before the law’s entry into force. The purpose of the transition regulation is to ensure that clients’ legal protection and good governance in terms of these decisions are also realised following the transition period.