14 January 2020
Test case on DigiD for cross-border workers won with help from expertise centre ITEM

Dutch court rules: no discrimination in access to online public services

A Belgian resident successfully brought a case to court with the help of the ITEM Expertise Centre, because she did not receive a DigiD. She had been working in the Netherlands for years and needed this DigiD to settle her affairs with the tax authorities and her pension administrator. The Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State ruled that denying cross-border workers access to DigiD constitutes discrimination.