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Objection

We need your personal data to carry out the health screening. If you participate, your results will be processed electronically. We use secure systems for this. We may use your data to further improve the screening program as well as for scientific research. In doing so, we ensure that your privacy is fully protected and that the data used cannot be traced back to you.

You can object to the registration and/or use of your data. Of course this will not influence the way in which you are treated prior to, during or after the health screening.

General objections
The general objections apply to all three cancer screening programs. This includes:

  • No registration of country of birth
    Your country of birth, birthplace and nationality will no longer be registered.

  • No inclusion of my data from the Personal Records Database (BRP)
    We will no longer copy your data from the Personal Records Database (BRP). We will still need to save some details about you in order to block the retrieval of data. Once blocked, we will no longer be able to access this data and you will no longer receive invitations for the health screening program. You can only make this objection by contacting our information line.

Objections to one of the health screening programs
If you have several objections, you can indicate to which health screening program your objection applies. This includes:

  • No use of my data for quality control
    We will no longer exchange your data with healthcare and other institutions to improve the health screening program.

  • No use of my data for scientific research
    We will not use your data for the evaluation of the health screening programs effects, processes and organisational issues. We will also not exchange your data with healthcare and research institutes for scientific research. Researchers will, in any event, never be given your name and address.

  • No use of my samples from the cervical screening for scientific research
    The analysis of smear tests and self-test kits takes place in a health screening program laboratory. The samples will be destroyed by the laboratory after the analysis and will not be used for scientific research.

  • Request for deletion from your file
    We will delete the results of the health screening from your file. We will no longer be able to retrieve this data. Once your objection has been processed, your participation in the current round of invitations will end. This means that after the processing of your objection you will no longer receive any results or other notifications. You will also no longer be able to withdraw your objection. You will automatically receive an invitation for the health screening in the next round of invitations. If you would like us to delete the results of your participation next time, you must indicate this again by declaring your objection.

  • Objection to personal data exchange with PALGA
    The analysis of smear tests or self-test kits during the cervical screening takes place in a health screening program laboratory. If HPV is found, the smear test will be analysed for abnormal cells. The health screening program laboratory will exchange this data with the PALGA database (Pathological Anatomical National Automated Archive). If you wish to object to this, you should submit this objection to the health screening program laboratory. You can only make this objection if you have participated in the health screening. To submit this objection, please use the Objection to personal data exchange with PALGA form.

  • No check follow-up referral by laboratory cervical cancer screening
    If HPV and abnormal cells are found in the cervix, you will be referred to the gynecologist for further examination. After a few months, the laboratory checks in a national database whether you have been to a gynecologist. If this is not the case, the laboratory will inform your doctor about this. If you object to this, this check will not be carried out.

File an objection
You can file an objection via My Health Screening. You will need your DigiD to log in.

You can also call our information line. We will then send you an objection form. Or you can download the objection form below. This form should be sent to the health screening organisation in your region.

You will receive written confirmation once your objection has been processed.

Withdraw an objection
If you wish to withdraw an objection you made previously, you can do this via My Health Screening. Log in with your DigiD. You can also call our information line. You will then receive an objection form.

You will receive written confirmation once withdrawal of your objection has been processed.