No database of Antilleans

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14 August 2007, THE HAGUE – The plan to set up a database of personal information on problem youth from the Antilles has been scrapped for the time being. The court in The Hague found the plan in violation of the Personal Data Protection Act. This has emerged from a court ruling in interlocutory proceedings brought by the Advisory Body of Caribbean Dutch. The advisory group said the plan was unacceptable and racist.

14 August 2007

THE HAGUE – The plan to set up a database of personal information on problem youth from the Antilles has been scrapped for the time being. The court in The Hague found the plan in violation of the Personal Data Protection Act.
 
This has emerged from a court ruling in interlocutory proceedings brought by the Advisory Body of Caribbean Dutch. The advisory group said the plan was unacceptable and racist.

The so-called Reference Index of Antilleans was set up by former Integration Minister Rita Verdonk. She wanted to have a separate record of Antilleans under the age of 25 who could be at risk of getting involved in crime in the Netherlands because this group is often highly mobile and the youth often fail to register in the municipality where they are living.

The Dutch Data Protection Authority had granted permission for a two-year trial with the database. The court has ordered the authority to review the case again.

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