The national government has launched a new application called MijnData. The idea is that anyone can see what data the government owns. Is something wrong? Then the app will tell you exactly how you can adjust that. The app is now available for download in the Google Play Store and App Store.
Logius , which is responsible for the management of MijnGovernment on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, announces the MijnData app via a press release.
Five categories of personal data
The government has a mountain of data on everyone who lives in the Netherlands. Think, for example, of your living situation, your income, and driver’s license. To give you an idea of which (personal) data the government has, Logius has developed the MyData app. This allows you to view a number of personal data.
In order not to get lost in a forest of data, MijnGedata is divided into five categories: identity, finances, housing, transport, and education. For example, if you press identity, you will see which data is stored in the Personal Records Database (BRP). In addition to name, date of birth, and citizen service number, you will also find your address, wedding date, and passport or ID card.
The app tells you exactly when your driver’s license or passport expires. It is important to renew such documents on time. To help you with this, you can save the expiration date in the calendar on your smartphone or tablet. You will automatically receive a notification when the expiry date is approaching.