Secrecy and Public access to information
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) is subject to the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (SFS 2009:400). This means that the Foundation complies with the same rules as Swedish public authorities do when it comes to the handling and disclosure of public documents and the prerequisites that must be met in order to classify certain information as secret. This may, for example, include information about business and operating conditions of private companies, trade secrets, technical innovations, inventions, research results, personal data and other information not intended to become public knowledge. A request for release of documents shall be submitted to the Foundation’s registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for release of public documents will be reviewed by the Foundation.
Individuals who handle matters on behalf of SSF or who are engaged by SSF, such as members of working groups and external experts, may not use or disseminate information concerning the matter beyond their assignment, with the exception of lawful whistleblowing (disclosures in the public interest) in certain situations. No information concerning the matter at hand as regards documentation, deliberations or assessments (whether one’s own or those of others) may be disclosed to outside parties, by which is meant all persons outside the working group in question. This applies also after the conclusion of the selection process. All inquiries regarding such information shall be referred to SSF, via the Foundation’s registrar.