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Data usage and security

Information about data protection and data security, showing of data in MyKanta, patient rights, and consents and refusals.

Data protection and security

In all its functions, Kanta Services observes an assiduous approach and ensures that data protection and security are implemented. The grounds for handling personal details are Kela's statutory obligations.

Rights of the data subject

The operation of Kanta Services takes account of the rights of the data subject both under the EU General Data Protection Regulation and national legislation.

What is information about the Kanta Services?

When you use MyKanta after 30 November 2023, you will receive a notification explaining how your data will be used in social welfare and healthcare. This notification is titled ‘Information about Kanta Services’. You can also get the same information from health care.

How can I have a say in the use of my data?

You can have a say in the extent to which health care and social welfare professionals, such as doctors, can utilise the data stored about you in Kanta when you use health and social welfare services. Access MyKanta to manage how your data is shared.

How do I check where my records have been handled?

You can also check MyKanta to see which social welfare and healthcare units or pharmacies have accessed your prescription, client or patient data through the Kanta Services.

What personal data has been recorded?

You have the right to know what information about you has been recorded in the Kanta Services. You also have the right to see the log data concerning the processing of the data in question. You can request the data from the controller of the data.