Protection of personal data

The Municipality of Maastricht processes a large amount of personal data. We need this data to carry out our legal obligations, to handle your requests and questions, and to maintain public order. We only process your personal data if this is necessary. We handle this data carefully and do so in accordance with the laws and regulations.

What are ‘personal data’?

Personal data is all information about a person, for instance their name or address. Data that indirectly says something about someone is also personal data. Further information about personal data can be found on the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

General Data Protection Regulation (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming)

Developments in privacy law and technology meant that the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens) needed to be replaced. A decision was taken to create a Europe-wide Privacy Regulation: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation applies to all EU countries and entered into force on 25 May 2018.

Further information about the General Data Protection Regulation can be found on the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).