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Privacy statement

This privacy statement provides information on how the Dutch Safety Board handles personal data.

This general privacy statement applies to all personal data required by the Dutch Safety Board to perform its tasks. For specific information on the processing of your personal data, please contact the department or team you have been dealing with.

Why does the Dutch Safety Board process your personal data?

The Dutch Safety Board processes personal data to enable it to perform its legal duties. These tasks have been defined in the Dutch Safety Board Act. Additional information on the working method of the Dutch Safety Board can be found here. Additional information on the Dutch Safety Board and legislation and regulations can be found here.

In some cases, it may involve processing special category data, also known as sensitive personal data. This can include information such as BSN numbers (citizen service numbers), but also information on a person’s health or religious beliefs, as defined by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

If you, as an interested party, would like to receive a newsletter or other general information on the progress of the Dutch Safety Board’s investigations, you will have to give us permission to use your email address for this purpose. We will not share this information with anyone else. You can always unsubscribe from the newsletter, or any other communications to which you are subscribed.

Data Protection Officer

The Dutch Safety Board has appointed a Data Protection Officer.

Underlying principles

The Dutch Safety Board adheres to the following underlying principles when processing personal data

  • The Dutch Safety Board only processes personal data if and when it is required by law to do so. There has to be a legal reason to process the data. The Board ensures that the personal data is only processed for the specific purpose for which it was gathered.
  • The Dutch Safety Board does not process more personal data than necessary.
  • The Dutch Safety Board ensures that the infringement of privacy does not exceed the purpose of gathering the data. In doing so, we choose to process personal data that has the least infringement of privacy if there is a choice between multiple personal data to achieve a goal.
  • At the Dutch Safety Board, we store your personal data:
  • as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was gathered,
  • or as long as required under the Public Records Act (Archiefwet) and
  • never longer than permitted by law.
  • Personal data is dealt with in confidence. This means that the Dutch Safety Board ensures that only persons with the appropriate authorisation and a duty of confidentiality may process your data.
  • Personal data is appropriately secured. We at least comply with the government’s rules and standards on information security.
  • The Dutch Safety Board agrees on measures with external parties such as software suppliers and data centres. And the Dutch Safety Board monitors whether external parties comply with these agreements.

In some cases, the Dutch Safety Board is legally authorised to request data and information from other organisations within and outside the government. The fundamental principle for this is the Dutch Safety Board Act. Additional information on this can be found on the website under legislation and regulations, coordination protocols.

Who to contact about your rights

If you wish to know which of your personal data we process, you can submit a request for inspection by sending an email to the Data Protection Privacy Officer at

If it turns out that your data is incorrect, incomplete, or irrelevant, you can make an additional request to have your information changed or supplemented.

For general questions about data protection at the Dutch Safety Board, please contact the Data Protection Privacy Officer. You can submit your questions by email to or in hard copy to:

Dutch Safety Board
Attn: Data Protection Officer
PO Box 95404
2509 CK The Hague

If you have questions about your rights or if you have a complaint, please contact the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).



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