The Brussels Regional Public Tax Service ("Brussels Taxation") uses a number of data to ensure compliance with the LEZ rules. This is mainly the following data:
Data on vehicles travelling in the LEZ
These include the type of fuel, the Euro standard of a vehicle and its date of first registration. This information is used to determine if a vehicle has access to LEZ. Belgian vehicle data is provided via the Directorate of Vehicle Registration (DIV). The data of foreign vehicles are provided during the registration of a vehicle, the purchase of a daily pass or the request for exemption made by the applicant.
When an infringing vehicle has been flashed by an ANPR camera in the LEZ, the data of the Belgian national registery is consulted in order to identify the offender and, if an offence is confirmed, to provide the fine imposed by law.
When registering a foreign vehicle, a certain amount of data, some of which being personal, is required. This information is used to identify the vehicle (category, registration number, country of registration, date of first and last registration, fuel) and the applicant (surname, first name, date of birth, postal address and email address). The applicant's postal address and date of birth enable Brussels Taxation to identify with certainty a person in case a fine is required.
Finally, in the event that a vehicle benefiting from the derogation granted to disabled persons with adapted vehicles is flashed, Brussels Taxation may consult the data of the Directorate General of Disabled Persons of the Federal Public Service Social Security to verify that the vehicle is not in breach.
In general, it should be noted that the authority only collects, processes and retains the data that is strictly necessary and relevant for the LEZ project and for which it has the permissions of the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (available below).The use of data is done in accordance with a strict legal framework, both Brussels-specific and European (see below).
If you have a question about the processing of your personal data, you can contact the address firstname.lastname@example.org as well as the Data Protection Officer of Brussels Taxation at the address email@example.com
Finally, you also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority - Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels, +32 (0) 2 274 48 00.
Legislation and authorisations of the Commission for the Protection of Privacy:
- Legislation relating to LEZ
- GDPR - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Regulation on Data Protection)
- Act of 21 March 2007 regulating the installation and use of surveillance cameras (published in the Moniteur belge on 31 May 2007)
- Deliberation of the Sectoral Committee for the Federal Authority no. 08/2018 of 8 February 2018 authorising the tax authorities of the Brussels-Capital Region to access data from the FPS Mobility and Transport (AF-MA-2017-414)
- Deliberation of the Sectoral Committee of the National Register no. 07/2018 of 21 February 2018 authorising the Brussels Regional Public Service Taxation to access certain data from the National Register and to use the national registry number to guarantee the application and effective compliance with ZBE regulations (RN-MA-2017-435)
- Decision No 18/027 of 6 March 2018 on the communication of personal data by the Directorate-General for Disabled Persons of the Federal Public Service Social Security to the Brussels Regional Public Service Taxation, by means of Handicapped and Handicapped Services, for the application of the rules on low emissions zones and derogations for the benefit of the disabled