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Your rights

You have certain rights when your personal data is processed by Region Skåne. Specific rules on how we have to handle public documents can affect these rights in various ways.

Region Skåne will receive your application to exercise your rights and consider your request on the basis of applicable data protection legislation and other laws.


Information about your personal data and register extracts

You have the right to receive information free of charge about whether Region Skåne processes personal data about you and, if so, how this data is processed. You also have the right to access the personal data that Region Skåne processes about you. This is known as a register extract. Register extracts do not include information that is confidential in relation to you personally, information that is only included in unstructured working material and information that cannot be reliably linked to you.

Correct data

You have the right to have inaccurate personal data corrected or incomplete personal data completed.

Delete data

This right is also known as the “right to be forgotten”. You have the right to have your personal data erased in certain cases; if it is no longer necessary for the purpose of the processing or if you withdraw your previously given consent, for example. In these cases, Region Skåne must erase or anonymise the data without undue delay.

The right to erasure is limited as Region Skåne is subject to the principle of public access to official records and the Archives Act (1990:782) because the personal data we process usually appears in public documents that have to be preserved for archiving purposes that are in the public interest.

Restricting processing

Restriction means that the data is flagged so that it may only be processed for certain limited purposes in the future. For example, the right to restrict processing may apply when you believe that data about you is inaccurate and request that it be corrected. The processing of your personal data may then be restricted while the case is being investigated.

Transfer data (data portability)

The right to data portability only applies to personal data provided by you personally and processed on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract with you. This means that your data must be disclosed and transferred to you in a structured, electronic format upon request so that it can be transferred to another data controller.

Object to processing

You have the right to object to how Region Skåne processes your personal data if the legal basis for the processing is public interest or the exercise of official authority. This means that your personal data may no longer be processed unless Region Skåne can demonstrate that the stated legal basis can be used for the processing of your personal data.

Automated decision-making

When decisions that affect you are made automatically, Region Skåne will tell you that the decision is automated. You have the right to have the decision reviewed by an actual person, and you also have the opportunity to challenge it.


If you are dissatisfied with how Region Skåne has processed your personal data, you must consult the responsible head of operations in the first instance.

As a patient, you can contact the Patient Advisory Committee, an impartial body that is available in all regions and deals with patients’ complaints and opinions on care.

If you are unhappy with your care

You have the opportunity to lodge a complaint with the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, IMY if you are of the opinion that Region Skåne has processed your personal data incorrectly.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact the Region Skåne data protection officer:

Last updated: 14 February 2024

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