Acts, regulations and decisions

This page lists acts, decrees and EU regulations supervised or issued by FICORA, FICORA's regulations licence and supervision decisions issued by FICORA. In addition, statutes concerning FICORA can be found in this page.

Statutes supervised by FICORA

Acts and decrees are national statutes. FICORA also issues statutes, i.e. regulations, which are obligatory legislation, similarly to acts and decrees. FICORA's regulations expand on obligations or rights laid down in law, and FICORA's right to issue them is always subject to separate provisions. As regards EU statutes, regulations are binding and they are directly applicable in Member States, such as national acts.

FICORA supervises, whole or partly, the following statutes.

References to Finnish statutes are linked to the Finlex statute databank. The links can be found in the reference details of the statutes. If the statute has been amended, the statute in force is avail-able at Finlex as an updated version. References to EU regulations are linked to EUR-lex.

Acts, decrees and EU regulations

  • Information Society Code (917/2014) entered into force on 1 January 2015
    • 1244/2014 Government Decree on Radio Frequency Usage and the Frequency Plan for the Region of Åland (in Finnish)
    • 1245/2014 Government Decree on Television and Radio Operations
    • 1246/2014 Government Decree on Radio Frequency Usage and the Frequency Plan (in Finnish)
    • 1247/2014 Government Decree on the Minimum Requirements for the Provision of Universal Telephone Services for the Hearing, Speech and Visually Impaired (in Finnish)
    • Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on the Minimum Rate of a Functional Internet Access Service as a Universal Service (1163/2014, in Finnish)
  • Postal Act (415/2011)
    • Government Decree on the Location of Postal Service Points (113/2012, in Finnish)
    • Government Decree on the Licence Application for Postal Operations (551/2011, in Finnish)
  • Act on Broadband Construction Aid in Sparsely Populated Areas (1186/2009, in Finnish)
  • Act on Yleisradio Ab (Finnish Broadcasting Company) (1380/1993)
  • Act on Strong Electronic Identification and Trust Services (617/2009), (amended 139/2015, 997/2015 and 533/2016 in Finnish)
    • Government Decree on the Trust Network for Providers of Strong Electronic Identification Services (169/2016, in Finnish)
  • Act on International Information Security Obligations (588/2004, in Finnish)
  • Act on the Assessment of the Information Security of Public Authorities' Information Systems and Telecommunications Arrangements (1406/2011, in Finnish)
  • Act on Information Security Inspection Bodies (1405/2011, in Finnish)

  • Act on Citizens' Initiative (12/2012, in Finnish)
  • Act on Background Checks (726/2014, in Finnish) []
  • Act on Cross-Border Injunction Proceedings (1189/2000, in Finnish)

EU regulations supervised by FICORA

  • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 611/2013 of 24 June 2013 on the measures applicable to the notification of personal data breaches under Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on privacy and electronic communications
  • REGULATION (EU) No 910/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL (EU) of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC (so-called eIDAS)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2015/296 establishing procedural arrangements for cooperation between Member States on electronic identification pursuant to Article 12(7) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1501 on the interoperability framework pursuant to Article 12(8) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1502 on setting out minimum technical specifications and procedures for assurance levels for electronic identification means pursuant to Article 8(3) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2015/1505 laying down technical specifications and formats relating to trusted lists pursuant to Article 22(5) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2015/1506 laying down specifications relating to formats of advanced electronic signatures and advanced seals to be recognised by public sector bodies pursuant to Articles 27(5) and 37(5) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2015/1984 defining the circumstances, formats and procedures of notification pursuant to Article 9(5) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/650 laying down standards for the security assessment of qualified signature and seal creation devices pursuant to Articles 30(3) and 39(2) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market
  • REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93
  • REGULATION (EU) No 531/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 June 2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union

ACTS AND DECREES REPEALED BY THE INFORMATION SOCIETY CODE ON 1 JANUARY 2015

  • Communications Market Act (393/2003)
    • Government Decree on Telecommunications of Minor Significance (675/2003, in Finnish, amendment 963/2009, in Finnish)
    • Government Decree on the Content of Licence Applications and Telecommunication Notifications (695/2003, in Finnish)
    • Government Decree on the Communications Market Contingency Preparation Obligation and the Obligation to Transmit Announcements by Public Authorities (838/2003, in Finnish)
  • Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications (516/2004)
    • Government Decree on the Retention of Certain Data for the Purposes of the Authorities (503/2011, in Finnish)
  • Act on Radio Frequencies and Telecommunications Equipment (1015/2001)
    • Government Decree on Radio Frequency Usage and the Frequency Plan 1169/2009 (in Finnish), amendments 423/2010, 894/2010, 1135/2011 and 473/2012 (all in Finnish).
    • Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on the Radio Frequency Utilisation Plan (1799/2009, in Finnish, amendments 670/2010, 948/2010, 433/2011, 1069/2011, 135/2012 and 279/2012, all in Finnish)
    • Government Decree on the Utilisation Plan for the Region of Åland Concerning Frequency Ranges Assigned to Television and Radio Broadcasting and Telecommunications Subject to Licence (1158/2002, in Finnish, amendments 1330/2007, 378/2009, 658/2010 and 12/2011, all in Finnish) Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Notified Bodies for Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (131/2008, in Finnish)
    • Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on the Frequency Fees and Other Fees the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority Collects for Radio Administrative Services (1222/2010, in Finnish).
  • Act on Auctioning Certain Radio Frequencies (462/2009)
  • Act on the Prohibition of Certain Illicit Devices for Accessing Protected Services (1117/2001, in Finnish)
  • Act on Television and Radio Operations (744/1998)
    • Government Decree on Television and Radio Operations 698/2003
    • Government Decree on Audio Subtitling and Subtitling Services Accompanying Television Programmes (292/2011, in Finnish)
  • Act on the Provision of Information Society Services (458/2002)
  • Domain Name Act (228/2003)

Statutes concerning FICORA

Act on Communications Administration (625/2001)

Government Decree on Communications Administration 60/2004 (in Finnish), amendments 761/2006 and 447/2009 (both in Finnish)

Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on the Frequency Fees and Other Fees the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority Collects for Radio Administrative Services 1222/2010 (in Finnish)

Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on amending the Decree on Certain Fees of the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority in 2016–2018 (660/2016) (in Finnish)

REGULATION (EC) No 1211/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 November 2009 establishing the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the Office

Key words: Internet , Post , Radio , Spectrum , Telephone , Television , Broadband , Data protection , Domain names , Markets , Telecommunications , Acts

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