Data Protection

Helsinki City Library’s National Development Services is responsible for the production of the website entity, including, and’s communication channels. The Helsinki City Library is committed to protect the privacy of the users of its online services in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and other applicable legislation.

More information and file descriptions can be found on the City of Helsinki’s data protection site.

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