Can anyone get a data permit for social and health data?

The law does not specifically limit who can apply for a permit. However, Findata does not grant permits to just anyone or for any purpose but only for the purposes defined in the Secondary Use Act and for projects that meet the conditions for receiving a permit.

The granting of permits is always preceded by application processing and careful permit consideration. Permits can only be granted for essential data in accordance with the minimization principle of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Permits are administrative decisions involving a two-step process: the application processor acts as the presenter of the decision, and the director of Findata or their deputy approves the decision. The proposed decisions are not necessarily approved directly as is; sometimes they are returned for further preparation.