About the Finnish Population Register Centre
The Finnish Population Register Centre produces personal and building data services of the highest quality, as well as identification solutions for online services to cater for the different needs of the society. The Centre develops and maintains the Population Information System, the Guardianship Register and the Public Sector Contact Directory, and provides assistance for organizing elections. The Centre is the national Certification Authority services provider, and creates the electronic identity for Finnish citizens when providing them with a personal identity code and the electronic ID. The Centre also provides eID's for government employees, as well as for employees in other organizations. The Centre is the only CA in Finland that issues qualified certificates as specified in the Act on Electronic Signatures and the relevant EU Directive. The Population Register Centre is also the CA provider for the first generation of ePassports in Finland.
Founded in 1969, the Population Register Centre operates under Finland's Ministry of Finance and aims to be a Reliable Service Centre for the Information Society and develop its activities to best meet the needs of its customers -- the government, the private sector and citizens.
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