The Government of the Netherlands handles your personal data with the utmost care. Personal data is information that can be traced to an individual, such as names, postal addresses and email addresses. Personal data is protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Processing of personal data

The Government of the Netherlands processes personal data in order to carry out its public tasks.

Data sharing

These tasks may require the Government of the Netherlands to share information, including your personal data, with other organisations. It does so on the basis of the principles set out in the GDPR. For instance, the ministry may need to share information with other government agencies for the purposes of consular processes, examining travel document irregularities, or in the context of a criminal investigation.

Information about data processing

In principle, the Gvernment of the Netherlands will inform you if it intends to process your data.

Protecting personal data

The Government of the Netherlands will ensure that your personal data is appropriately protected.

Retention period for personal data

The Government of the Netherlands will retain your personal data no longer than is necessary for the purpose concerned or is required under the Public Records Act.