Declaration of confidentiality

Protection of your personal data1

As a result of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)2, we would like to inform you of how Fedris processes your personal data and of your rights in relation to this data.

For what purpose do we process your data?

We need your data to perform our legal tasks in relation to occupational risks as part of the social security. For example:

  • to follow up on your enquiry and process your dossier
  • to inform you of a decision by our institution
  • to calcuate and pay a compensation you are entitled to
  • to refund your health care expenses
  • to control insurance companies and employers in relation to occupational risks
  • to carry out scientific and statistical studies for preventive purposes

How long do we keep your data?

Your data will be kept for the period required for the processing purposes mentioned above and/or the period required as legal proof, to a maximum of 30 years after your death.

To which parties could your data be transmitted?

We may transmit all or part of your data to people and institutions which collaborate with Fedris. This mainly includes the following receivers:

  • other public bodies: Federal Public Service Finance, National Social Security Office, Federal Pensions Service, National Institute for the Social Security of the Self-employed…
  • banking institutions through which Fedris makes payments to beneficiaries
  • your health insurance company or any other institution with a right of subrogation 
  • your healthcare providers (doctors, prosthetist, etc.)
  • doctors and lawyers with whom Fedris collaborates
  • your employer's occupational health department
  • courts where a legal proceeding is pending
  • your employer's insurance company (in the case of an occupational accident)
  • your employer or educational establishment

What are your rights?

  1. To ask what data Fedris holds about you
  2. To obtain a copy of this information
  3. To request the deletion of this information (subject to reservations)
  4. To ask for this information to be corrected
  5. To find out whether the decisions made by Fedris have been automated or not
  6. To withdraw your consent if you have given it

How can you exercise your rights?

Contact the Data Protection Delegate (DPD) by e-mail at or by mail at Fedris, Information Security Department, avenue de l’Astronomie 1, 1210 Brussels.


Write to: Data Protection Authority, rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels.


1 Data processing manager: Federal Agency for Occupational Risks, avenue de l’Astronomie 1, 1210 Brussels

2 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016

3 Law of 3 July 1967 on compensation for damages resulting from occupational accidents, accidents while travelling to or from work and occupational illnesses in the public sector; law of 10 April 1971 on occupational accidents; coordinated laws of 3 June 1970 on the prevention of occupational illnesses and compensation for damages resulting from these illnesses; programme act of 27 December 2006.


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