Irish Ministry could in many Dutch private information via UWV




Employees of an Irish ministry had full access to Suwinet, a system in which the UWV and municipalities of Dutch data on, among other benefits, employment and exchange fines, as discovered CBP.

UWV company logo Meanwhile, the three members of the Irish Minister for Social Affairs may no longer at the data, so reports the Data Protection (CBP). The Irish Department had a half years since access Suwinet to consult the data, for example, Irish active in the Netherlands. Although the UWV could restrict access to only Irish, the agency has not done. It is unknown how often the Irish Department has made use of the opportunity: access is not logged.

Access from Ireland came to light in a study of CBP access Suwinet, the UWV and the city of Den Bosch. Both proved access Suwinet not adequately protected. These included error in granting authorizations of employees. A user within an organization administrator and can choose to colleagues provide access; UWV had no clear procedure for the authorization, only a “concept of a work note. According to CBP UWV in conflict with the law on the processing of personal data, which requires organizations that deal with private information carefully handle such data.


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