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How do we handle your personal data?

The Ministry of Defence handles your personal data with the utmost care.

What do we use your personal data for?

We use your personal data on this website for the following purposes:

  • Handling questions, complaints and requests (including the right to access)
  • Registration for activities 
  • Data on website traffic

The Ministry of Defence has a GDPR processing register. The register contains information regarding the grounds on which the personal data are being processed.

To access the processing register, you can submit a request to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why do we ask for your personal data?

We use your personal data, with your permission, because without it we would not be able to achieve our purpose.

How are your personal data processed?

We use as little personal data as possible to achieve our purpose. Data on website traffic are anonymised. Your question, complaint or request will be handled by our own employees. The Ministry of Defence does not share your data with third parties.

What are your privacy rights?

You can find information on your privacy rights on the this page.

How long do we store your personal data?

As soon as we have answered your question, complaint or request, processed your registration, processed your authorisation, your personal data will be removed from our systems. With regard to handling questions, complaints and requests, a term of 5 years applies for Freedom of Information Act requests), while a term of 10 years applies for objections, appeals and complaints.

How do we protect your personal data?

The Ministry of Defence has taken appropriate and organisational measures to protect personal data. The Ministry of Defence has an integrated security system that consists of physical, information and personnel security measures. This is set out in detail in the Defence Security Policy.

Personal data may be used for investigation

The Ministry of Defence may pass on personal data for investigation purposes if criminal offences are committed or criminal statements are made via the site.

Do you have a complaint?

Information on how to file a complaint can be found here.

Data Protection Officer

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has its own Data Protection Officer.

Postal address:

Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Data Protection Officer
P.O. Box 20701
2500 ES The Hague

You can also contact the Data Protection Officer by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..