What kind of data has been recorded of me?

What kind of data has been recorded of me?

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.

You can request the log data concerning your data entered in the Kanta Services or the processing of this data from the controller of the data. Controllership of each Kanta service and the data recorded in this service has been specified in legislation.

Which information can I get from Kela?

In My Kanta Pages, you can see

  • which data concerning you has been saved in the Kanta Services.
  • where your data has been processed.

If you want to verify the data saved about you in more detail than this, you can submit a data request to Kela. With the data request, Kela will provide you with

  • your prescription data and log data entered in the Prescription Centre
  • your data and log data on data sharing entered in the system for issuing declarations of intent
  • your log data on data sharing in the patient data management service
  • your log data on logins to My Kanta Pages
  • your log data on the Kanta PHR 
  • your log data on Kelain.

The privacy policies contain further information about the data that is recorded of you.

Data requests are the inspection request and the log data request

With the inspection request, you can find out which data has been recorded of you in the above-described services. If you wish, you can request the data for a limited period.

You will receive a respond to an inspection request within one month of receiving the request. If it is not possible to submit a respond to your inspection request within this time, the processing of the request can be continued by a maximum of two months.

With a log data request you can find out how your data has been handled or shared in the healthcare and social welfare services or in pharmacies. The log data is submitted for the previous two years at the most. It is possible to obtain log data for a period longer than this only for a special reason.

A response to the log data request will be delivered within two months of receipt of the request.

The response to the data request will be delivered by registered letter, and it can be collected from the post office by showing an identity document.

How to submit an inspection or log data request 

You can submit an inspection or log data request either on the official form or in free format.

The forms are available from the healthcare services, pharmacies and Kela’s customer service points.

In a free-form inspection or log data request, you must include the following information:

  • your personal identity code
  • your name and contact details
  • which data you are requesting and for which period.

You can submit the request to Kela

  • by post (Kela, Kirjaamo, P.O.Box 450, 00056 Kela) Kela’s customer service point (kela.fi)
  • by phone  (020 634 4588) by email (kirjaamo@kela.fi).

Please note that if you submit the request by email, we recommend using encrypted email. Find out more about sending an encrypted email (kela.fi, pdf).

Which data shall I request from a healthcare service provider?

The healthcare service provider is the controller of patient data. Patient data means the data that is recorded of you in the healthcare service.

The Kanta Services do not have the right to share patient data. You can request the patient data and the log data concerning the processing of the patient data from the healthcare service provider who has recorded the data.

Who shall I contact in the event of suspected misconduct?

Please contact the Data Protection Officer in the healthcare and social welfare unit or pharmacy where the suspected misconduct has taken place.

Suspected misconduct concerning prescription data in an overseas pharmacy

If you suspect that your prescription data has been misused in a pharmacy in another European country, please submit a request for clarification by contacting Kela’s registry:

  • Postal address: Kela, Kirjaamo, P.O.Box 450, 00056 Kela
  • Email: kirjaamo@kela.fi
  • Telephone: 020 634 7710

Further information

Last updated 17.11.2021