The GDPR and municipalities
The introduction of the GDPR means that municipalities need to be more careful when handling personal data. In practice, this means that privacy-sensitive information such as copies of IDs, birth certificates and citizen service numbers need to be stored securely. But it doesn’t end there. Municipal officials have daily contact with citizens and stakeholders where the exchange of documents takes place. Both behind the reception desk as well as in digital form. The new legislation ensures that municipalities communicate securely and protect the exchange of personal data.
Exhange of sensitive data
Many municipal offices use a web portal through which citizens can send documents by uploading them to a specially designed page. Once inside the municipal office, this information is frequently shared with stakeholders. In these cases, a secure e-mail channel is often not used whereby this sensitive information could still end up in the public domain. The result? That’s right, a data leak.
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