2 March 2018

Homeowners need better data protection

Full disclosure of homeowner data is outdated, according to Anna Berlee, a researcher at Maastricht University. Important personal data contained in the notary deed of sale, such as ID number and maximum mortgage amount, can now be requested from the Land Registry (Kadaster). This compromises the privacy of homeowners. A better solution would be to determine in advance whether the applicant has a legitimate interest in such information. Berlee will obtain her PhD on Friday 2 March.