The phenomenon of cyberviolence as such is a new one in Finland. Some online offences have been a topic of a public discussion but there are no domestic policies, strategies or other specific responses focusing on this issue.
Finland doesn’t have specific provisions regarding online offences/cyberbullying offences either. The coverage of these offences is to some degree unclear but nevertheless it’s possible to say that acts like these are covered by many Criminal Code provisions (offences may be committed also online).
Cyberharassment, violations of privacy, cybercrime, actual violence
Criminal Code provisions
Criminal Code provisions: relevant offences (may be committed also online)
- assault (Chapter 21, Section 5; this offence may injure also the mental health of a person),
- harassing communications, dissemination of information violating personal privacy, aggravated dissemination of information violating personal privacy, defamation and aggravated defamation (Chapter 24, Sections 1(a), 8, 8(a), 9 and 10),
- stalking and coercion (Chapter 25, Sections 7(a) and 8) and
- extortion and aggravated extortion (Chapter 31, Sections 3 and 4).
Online child sexual exploitation and abuse of children
no information available
- Budapest Convention
- Istanbul Convention
- Lanzarote Convention
- Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism