Under certain circumstances, personal data may be processed in connection with statistical surveys or scientific studies of societal importance.
If you use personal data from social media, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok and Instagram, in your research project, you must use data in accordance with the rules in the General Data Protection Regulation and other relevant legislation.
In addition to the data protection rules, special rules in other legislation apply when personal data is processed in connection with, for example, research projects within health science.
When you are involved in research-based public sector consultancy, it may include the processing of personal data. If it does, you must have a legal basis for such processing according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).