At VIRK all information regarding individuals is handled as confidential information and in accordance with laws and regulations regarding the protection and processing of personal data. Strict security rules apply to all work processes, information gathering, information processing, and storing of data. By signing an informed consent form the individual gives his/her approval for storing and handling of information that concerns his/her case at VIRK. The professionals involved in the individual┤s vocational rehabilitation are granted temporary access to this information. In addition, the parties responsible for paying the rehabilitation and disability benefits (e.g. pension funds and the Social Insurance Administration) can also request information about individual┤s vocational rehabilitation program, period of service, attendance, and results. This however, only applies if the information requested is necessary as a premise for benefit payments.