Your personal data are safe with CBS. Individual persons are never identifiable or
traceable in our statistics and publications. We also have measures in place to prevent
theft, loss or misuse of personal data. CBS will never supply identifiable data at
personal level to third parties, including other government institutions.
CBS protects your data with technical measures. In addition, data are protected under
the organisation’s internal regulations. Following are the most important measures:
When you complete a survey or submit any data, this information is delivered to CBS
in encoded form. At CBS, the data is then stored in a secure environment. Only properly
authorised employees are granted access to this data. This happens when their work
requires direct access.
Personal data will be removed from the files as quickly as possible. This means researchers
do not see any data such as names, addresses or citizen service numbers (BSN) in the
Every CBS employee is required to observe the confidentiality obligation. Each employee
signs a non-disclosure agreement to this effect.
CBS only uses the data for the purpose of statistical production and scientific research.
Use of the data for any other purpose is excluded by law. In other words, CBS never
uses the data for investigations, tax inspection, legal matters or marketing and advertising.
An independent body checks whether CBS complies with all privacy-related regulations