What is personal data?

Personal data is any data that reveals information about you or can be used to identify you as an individual. Examples of personal data are your name, contact details, and citizen service number (BSN). Information relating to a company may also be personal data, for example the KVK number of an eenmanszaak.

KVK does not process any special categories of personal data such as race, beliefs, or political preference. However, in carrying out our statutory tasks, we process certain more sensitive personal data, such as the BSN and administrative bans. All this is done only to the extent necessary under the law, and we delete this data when we no longer need it. We may also process details on birthplace and nationality for inclusion in UBO registers. 

What is processing?

Processing covers all operations that can be carried out with personal data, including recording, collecting, sharing, combining, and destroying.

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