The permits granted by Findata include information extracted from various registers. Register data is information that is stored in a personal data register maintained by an authority, a private service provider, or a personal data processor.

There is information about all Finns in various registers. In Finland, this register data can be used secondarily, for example, in research that promotes the health and well-being of citizens.

Findata grants permits for the secondary use of social and health data when information is needed from multiple public data controllers, the private sector, or Kanta services. Some data controllers have transferred their permit authority to Findata. See the list of these data controllers.

All permits granted by Findata comply with the minimization principle of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), meaning we only grant permits for data that has a justified need.