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Justice and your personal data

Personal data is necessary for the proper and diligent administration of justice and litigation. Litigants and their authorised representatives must provide personal data to the courts so that proper legal proceedings can be conducted.

Privacy statement

Your privacy is of great importance to the justice system. The justice system will process your personal data confidentially and store your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Directive for the police and judiciary.

Security and personal data

The justice system has taken the appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, loss, theft or any unlawful processing. Your personal data will never be used for commercial purposes or for purposes other than the purpose for which it was provided. 

ICT security

The justice system pays great attention to ICT security. Should you nevertheless discover a vulnerability in one of our systems, it would be highly appreciated if you could report it via the Responsible Disclosure Point.

If criminal offences are committed or criminal statements are made via the website or another channel, the data may be used for tracking purposes.

Personal data on

The justice system uses your personal data collected through the subdomains of only for the purpose for which it was provided.

Cookies on

Cookies are used on These do not contain personal data unless unambiguous and explicit consent is given. 

Registration of personal data

This overview lists the personal data recorded by the courts (courts, tribunals, the Central Appeals Court and the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry) and the parties with whom this data is shared.

Pseudonymization rulings for publication

Pseudonymization guidelines

Courts publish rulings that are important for society or the practice of the law. Anonymisation guidelines apply. These guidelines lay down which data needs to be made anonymous. The general principle is that all data concerning natural persons is anonymised.

Request for pseudonymization modification

If you believe that data has erroneously not been made anonymous, you may submit a written request for an amendment to the President of the General Court who issued the ruling.


Why does the justice system process your personal data?

The justice system processes various kinds of personal data, such as court case data, financial data, visitor data and contact details for different purposes: for example, for the handling of legal proceedings, scientific research and social media.
Processing of your personal data (in Dutch)

Which personal data does the justice system record?

The justice system records various kinds of personal data. For instance, think about the data needed to get in touch with you, or data necessary for the substantive processing of your legal proceedings. Registration of your personal data (in Dutch)

What rights do you have in relation to personal data?

You have the right to information about which data is processed by the justice system and, in some cases, you have the right to have data modified or deleted. You can use the PDF privacy request form to exercise your privacy rights.
What are your rights? (in Dutch)

Contact the Rechtspraak Service Centre

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