Personal information: the not so useful right of inspection

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Joey de Jong

What does the Dutch government know about me? It tried to answer this question in sending a pile of requests (generated by Bits of Freedom's Privacy Inzage Machine) to twenty organisations to provide the personal data they recorded. I now have received an answer by three quarters of them.

The results of this personal data hunt were very mixed so far. I seems that it is not so easy to comply with these requests. Some only answer with a few lines of text that the request has been received, others do send some kind of list, be it sometimes very brief. All in all, the right to inspect your personal records is not such a big deal, can be concluded.

Read more in the Dutch version of this blog.

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  • Joey de Jong was responsible for the project 'Open Kaart' (personal data research) of the Future Internet Lab of Waag.