The 2020 activity report of the Police Information Control Body is unequivocal. The largest Belgian law enforcement database still illegally contains information that should normally have been archived or deleted.
La General national database, known as BNG, is the police database that contains the most information on Belgians. The police enter information relating to facts (which implies the registration of the names of alleged perpetrators but also of injured persons, for example in the context of an accident) or observations relating to individuals (including, in certain cases, as far as recording a person’s political or religious beliefs). And it can sometimes go very quickly. No less than 3 million citizens of the kingdom would be listed there, according to a recent major survey conducted by the quarterly Medor on the subject. A figure that has continued to swell in recent years.