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The Dutch judiciary (de Rechtspraak) and your personal data

Personal data is necessary to administer justice and conduct cases properly and carefully. Litigants and their representatives must furnish personal data to the Dutch judiciary, so that legal proceedings can be conducted accordingly.

Privacy statement

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to the Dutch judiciary. The Dutch judiciary will handle your personal data confidentially and protect it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the directive on data protection Police and Justice.

Security and personal data

The Dutch judiciary has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, loss, theft and other types of unlawful processing. The Dutch judiciary will never use your personal data for commercial or other purposes besides those for which it was provided.

ICT security

The Dutch judiciary (de Rechtspraak) pays a lot of attention to ICT security. If you nonetheless discover a weak spot in one of our systems, we would very much appreciate it if you reported this through the Contact Point Vulnerabilities (Responsible Disclosure).

If, through the website or another channel, criminal offences are committed or criminal statements are made, the data may, however, be used for purposes of investigation.


Personal data on

The Dutch judiciary (de Rechtspraak) will only use your personal data that is collected through the sub domains of for the purpose for which you left this data on the site.

Cookies on uses cookies. These will not contain any personal data, unless unambiguous, explicit permission has been given for this.

Anonymization of decisions before publication

Anonymization guidelines

Courts publish decisions that are important to society or legal practice. Anonymization guidelines apply. These guidelines mandate which data must be anonymized. The general principle is that any data about natural persons will be anonymized.

Request to change anonymization

If you believe that data has wrongly not been anonymized, you can file a written change request with the president of the court that rendered the decision.

Questions and answers

Why does the Dutch judiciary process your personal data?

The Dutch judiciary processes various types of personal data, such as data concerning court cases, financial data, visitor data and contact details for various purposes. This includes the handling of court cases, scientific research and social media, for example.
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Which personal data does the Dutch judiciary record?

The Dutch judiciary records various types of personal data. These include the data required in order to contact you and data required to handle the substance of your court case.
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What rights do you have with regard to personal data?

You have a right to information on the data processed by the Dutch judiciary and in some cases you have a right to correction or deletion of data. You can exercise your privacy rights using the privacy request PDF form. Read more about the rights you have and how to exercise them.