On March 4, 2009, after months of consultation, the Finnish Parliament approved a controversial new piece of legislation (Legislation No. 126) that allows employers to track their employees’ Internet use. The new law amends Finland’s Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications (Act no. 516/2004), and allows employers to investigate their employees’ email logs under restricted conditions in relation to corporate data security and surveillance rights. The law was approved by the Finnish president on March 13, 2009, and is available (in Finnish) here.