As a citizen you have a right to information about you that is processed by the authorities and businesses. With government information this often involves information that is relevant to everyone and that can be requested under the Government Information [Public Access] Act (Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur, or ‘Wob’). In the case of your personal information, you can request this under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), formerly the Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens, or ‘Wbp’). There are various other laws that can be used in order to request information, e.g. with regard to information collected within the context of criminal proceedings or information held by the police. You may also need information in order to bring a legal action (exhibition proceedings). We can help you in all these cases.
Our attorneys are happy to advise you on your legal options.