Data about legal entities and administrative bodies will not be anonymized, unless this can be traced back to a natural person. A decision in which a request for a liquidation order or suspension of payments for a legal entity or administrative body (by the legal entity or administrative body or by someone else) is denied will, however, be anonymized. The legal entity’s organizational form (BV [private limited company], NV [public limited company], Inc., etc.) will remain.
Data about legal entities and administrative bodies will not be anonymized, unless this can be traced back to a natural person, or a punitive sanction, such as the imposition of an administrative fine, is involved. For instance, if a fine is imposed under the Foreign Nationals (Employment) Act or the Working Conditions Act, there must be anonymization.
Specific rules to protect taxpayers’ personal and financial information apply to tax cases (Sections 27g, 30 and 67 of the Dutch State Taxes Act [Algemene wet inzake rijksbelastingen]).
The data about legal entities will be anonymized in tax cases. The legal entity’s organizational form (BV, NV, Inc., etc.) will remain.
Data about banks, insurance companies, trade associations and listed companies may be indicated, unless they are interested parties.
In decisions in criminal cases, data about legal entities that are the accused parties will be anonymized, except for companies with monopoly positions.
Companies which should be anonymized in criminal cases and which complain under Section 552a of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure should therefore be anonymized.
Public bodies and other public law institutions
Public bodies and other public law institutions, such as independent administrative bodies and legal entities with statutory duties, do not relate to private matters. They will not be anonymized, not even if they themselves are interested parties or accused parties.
Water boards, municipalities, provinces and ministries.