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Radio Recordings and Saved Radar Images of Air Traffic Control

Based on legislation such as the Radio Act, Aviation Act and Personal Data Act, ANS Finland does not share radio recordings or saved radar images with the public.

Radiotelephone communications in aviation are protected by law against unauthorised listening and forwarding. Based on the Radio Act, radio recordings are not public. ANS Finland or the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi cannot grant any special permits for recording the radio communications or using them.

The Aviation Act defines the permitted uses of saved radar images of air traffic control. An aircraft registration code that is contained in radar data is considered personal data subject to the Personal Data Act and cannot be handed over without a permission of the concerned party. In addition, confidentiality obligations exist with relation to military and official data.

ANS Finlands operations are not subject to the Act on the Openness of Government Activities.