Protection of your personal data

As a result of the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , Fedris would like to inform you of how it 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 roles in relation to the application of social security for occupational risks(*). For example:

  • to follow up on your enquiry and process your dossier
  • to inform you of a decision by our body
  • to pay you compensation or social benefits and calculate the amount
  • to manage your health care
  • to control insurance companies and employers
  • 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 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 are liable to transmit all or part of your data to the following parties:

  • other public bodies: FPS Finance, the NSSO, the SFP, INASTI and the CBSS
  • the banking institutions through which Fedris makes payments to beneficiaries
  • your health insurance company or any other body with a right of subrogation 
  • your healthcare providers (doctors, prosthetist, etc.)
  • experts outside Fedris (doctors, lawyers, etc.)
  • independent experts (your employer's occupational doctor, judges of the court competent to rule on legal proceedings, external prevention services, etc.)
  • 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
  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
  6. To withdraw your consent if you have given it

How can you exercise your rights?

Contact the Data Protection Delegate (DPD)

  • by email at
  • by telephone on +32 2 272 21 10
  • 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


(*) 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.

Data processing manager: Pierre Pots, Avenue de l’Astronomie 1, 1210 Brussels