Protection of personal data

Protection of personal data

The following information relates to the protection of your personal data. This is the data that allows you to be identified, directly or indirectly.

Personal data is collected by:

  • FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister when you surf on the pages of "The Indemnification Commission for the Belgian Jewish Community's Assets" & "The Study Commission on Jewish Assets". In your browser, those pages begin with ‘’.

When a link takes you to another website, an online application or a social network, you must check the terms and conditions for the processing of personal data used by those responsible for those services

You are protected in accordance with:

  • European Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (entered into force on 25 May 2018) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (GDPR),
  • the Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of natural persons as regards the processing of personal data.

Legal bases

The Study Commission has been created by Royal Decree of July 6th, 1997, and by the Act of January 15th, 1999 concerning the Study Commission into the fate of the Belgian Jewish Community's assets, which were plundered or surrendered or abandoned during the war 1940-1945.

The Indemnification Commission for the Belgian Jewish Community's Assets has been created by the Act of  December 20th, 2001 concerning the assets which were plundered, surrendered or abandoned during the war 1940-1945.

Purposes of the processing operations

Personal data is collected and processed with the aim of:

  • Answering your questions

Data is also collected and processed anonymously: 

  • For statistical and qualitative purpose, with the aim of improving our services
  • To provide you with an answer in your language

If your request for information or services is intended for another department, we provide you with the particulars of that department and you are free to choose whether or not to contact them.

Processed data 

In the situations listed in the table below, personal data is collected and processed automatically.

SituationsData collected and processed
You visit one or more pages.IP address.
You contact us by e-mail or through a webform.E-mail address that you have provided, and any data you mention in your message. Meta data that may or may not be related to your e-mail.

The other personal data that may be processed is listed in the data processing register.

Data that is not of a personal nature is automatically collected without linking it to your IP address and therefore with respect for your privacy. It is used to generate statistics and to improve the content of the portal site: language selection, search engine used, keywords used, website from which you came, pages you viewed, duration of each page view, list of files downloaded, date and time of access, browser used, platform and/or operating system installed on your computer.

Use of cookies

This site uses the following cookies:

Cookies needed for the proper functioning of the site:

  • session: single session
  • language: language selection
  • has_js: to determine whether your browser accepts JavaScript or not (session status)

Google Analytics statistical cookies:

  • ga
  • gid
  • gat

Storage duration

The storage duration of:

  • your IP address is 12 months;
  • the cookies is 13 months;
  • the exchanges through e-mail or the webform is 12 months;

In exceptional cases, such as in the context of legal proceedings, your personal data may be stored for a longer period.  


"The  FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister guarantees the security (integrity and confidentiality) of your personal data. It is protected against unauthorised access, unauthorised use, loss and unauthorised changes.

To this end, we use security methods and procedures that we will not describe in detail here for security reasons.

Please note: Appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures are taken to guarantee a level of security that is appropriate with regard to the risks.

Right of inspection, modification, objection and deletion

You have certain rights relating to the personal data that we use: the right of inspection, the right of modification, the right to object and the right to have data deleted.

Your application will be processed within 30 calendar days. If your application is complex or if our department has to deal with a large number of applications, that period may be extended by 60 days.

Please send an e-mail or letter to our Data Protection Officer together with a scanned copy or paper copy of your identity document containing your signature to the following address in order to exercise your rights:

Federal Public Service (FPS) Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Courtesy of the Data Protection Officer
Rue Ducale 4
1000 Brussels


If you consider that  the FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister has not processed your personal data in accordance with the applicable regulations, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority:

Data Protection Authority
Rue de la Presse 35
1000 Brussels



For more information about our data protection policy, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at: