Everyone has the right to their personal data and the right to object to the processing of the data. We have compiled instructions on how to exercise your right of objection on the webpage ‘Data protection and processing of personal data’.

It should be noted that Findata is not the original controller of health and social data. Thus, for example, a request submitted to Findata to object to the use of personal data does not prevent the disclosure of the data for secondary use by one of the controllers referred to in the Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data (Secondary Use Act), Section 6.

Unfortunately, Finland does not have a centralised system through which the secondary use of data can be banned once and for all in a way that is binding on all parties.

You can submit a objection request directly to the other actors referred to in Section 6 of the Secondary Use Act:

  • social welfare and health care service providers,
  • the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health,
  • the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL),
  • the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela),
  • the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health,
  • the Regional State Administrative Agencies,
  • the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health,
  • Fimea,
  • Statistics Finland,
  • the Central Pension Insurance Institute and
  • the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.