Honic gets permission from the Federal Data Protection Officer

Neckarsulm, 05 August 2022: DSGVO-compliant platform enables access to medical care data as a basis for the science-based further development of healthcare.


The Honic team has set itself the task of solving the German data deficit. To do this, Honic relies on cloud technologies to overcome the networking deficits. At the same time, the Honic solution does away with the time-consuming process of obtaining complicated declarations of consent by providing scientists with an anonymised data package tailored to the specific project at the end of a complex process. From the beginning, the concept was developed together with the responsible data protection office in Baden-Württemberg. This cooperation was driven by the will of all those involved to enable a DSGVO-compliant practicable use of medical data in Germany as well.


The Honic data platform makes it possible, almost on a daily basis, to combine German health care data across different silos and to make it available in individually tailored data packages in aggregated or combined form for research purposes in an anonymised form. In close cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg data protection and freedom of information officer, a solution was developed that makes it possible for the first time to make healthcare data available to researchers in a combined form across silos, without the need for a declaration of consent from the patient.


The data protection office, led by Dr Stefan Brink, approved the concept after extensive review. "The Honic team has further developed its differentiated model several times in order to take into account the considerable data protection challenges when dealing with sensitive health data. Through this intensive cooperation, a practicable solution was found that enables data to be used for innovative further development of medicine in compliance with data protection law - for me, the result of good and truly constructive cooperation", says Dr Brink.


You can find the complete press release from Honic here. (only German)