Finnish Social and Health Data Permit Authority Findata
We grant permits for the secondary use of social and health care data and improve data protection for individuals. After granting the permit we compile, combine and pre-process it and offer tools for analysing.
The Decree of Public Charges of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Findata’s prices for 2024 is now available for statementsThe prices of data permits and our services are based on the… Read more The Decree of Public Charges of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Findata’s prices for 2024 is now available for statements
Administrative court: the requirement for secure operating environments also applies to decisions on the renewal of old permitsThe Administrative Court of Eastern Finland has issued a decision in a… Read more Administrative court: the requirement for secure operating environments also applies to decisions on the renewal of old permits
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The permit for our ready-made COVID-19 themed dataset can be applied more quickly, and without cost estimates or excerpts requested from the controller. Click here to read more.
Applications received and decisions made in 2023, updated 27 November 2023
data permit applications
In 2022: 126 pcs (47%)
Total: 559 pcs
In 2022: 127 pcs (47%)
Total: 488 pcs
statistical data requests
In 2022: 17 pcs (6%)
Total: 114 pcs
Lapsed: 17 %
In 2022: 284 pcs
Total: 1038 pcs
Average total duration of application processing
Data permit: 4–6 months
from submitting an application to a permit decision
From submitting data request to decision: 4–6 months
Data: 3–6 months
Status of received applications
Unfortunately we have a queue in processing data permit applications and data requests. Please see the estimated waiting times below.
You can see the total time estimate for an issued permit when you add up the waiting and processing times from the steps below. The processing time can vary a lot, as it is also affected by the response times of applicants and data controllers.
Data collection is done after a permit decision has been made, you can find more information about data processing on the Permits page. Also read how you can speed up the processing of your application.
Data permit applications: 5–10 days
Queue for personal guidance: 3–4 months
Data permit applications: 3–4 months
Amendment applications: 2 weeks
Data requests: 4–5 months
Data permit applications: 3,5 months
Amendment applications: 2–5 weeks
Data requests: –