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Finland. 1998 ‘Duty of the Police to Keep Files.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 10 (Section 113). Helsinki: Ministry of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 113: Duty of the police to keep files

The police shall keep files necessary for attending to their duties relating to licence administration and supervision, of firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles. The files may also contain entries on the acquisition, possession, transfer, import and export of the objects referred to above, and necessary for making to the authorities in other countries notifications as referred to in the Firearms Directive, in Council
Directive 93/15/EEC on the harmonization of the provisions relating to the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses, and in the Schengen Convention. (180/2001)

The files referred to in subsection 1 are non public. In addition, an application for a licence or permit relating to a firearm, firearm component, cartridges or specially dangerous projectiles, an application for a prior consent, certificate of consent and approval granted to a weapons collector and a decision made in the matter are non public. The police may, however, for a special reason, make a decision to confirm a piece of data concerning the validity or content of a specific licence or permit if the identity of the party requesting the data is known to the police. Otherwise, what is provided in the Act on the Processing of Personal Data by the Police (761/2003) applies to the keeping and use of the files and to the handing over of data from the files. However, the provisions of subsection 3 apply to the deletion of data in the files. (800/2003)

[NB: Unofficial translation, legally binding only in Finnish and Swedish. Ministry of the Interior, Finland]

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