Personal data is information that can be traced back directly or indirectly to an individual or group of individuals (the data subjects). It is therefore information that can identify a person.
A distinction is drawn between ordinary, sensitive, special and criminal data.
This distinction is important, because the consequences of infringement may differ depending on the type of personal data.
Ordinary personal data
Ordinary personal data is data which the Dutch judiciary uses to identify you and communicate with you. This includes, for example, your name, address, telephone number and email address.
Sensitive, special and criminal personal data
In court cases, the Dutch judiciary sometimes shares data that is particularly privacy-sensitive. The Dutch judiciary takes additional security measures to protect such data.
- Sensitive data includes, for example, financial data, such as your income, your Citizen Service Number (BSN), location data and information on children and other vulnerable groups.
- Special personal data concerns a person's religion, race, health, sexuality, political preference, genetic and biometric data.
- Criminal personal data includes criminal offences and convictions.