A Solid Solution to a Long-Standing Problem: Exchanging of Income Data
Income is used as a condition across many services. In government processes, it is often necessary to determine eligibility. Citizens also often need to show payslips outside the context of the government: for a mortgage loan, to rent a house, etc.
The only official governmental source of payroll data is the tax assessment notice. This data is 2 years old. If services want to rely on the current situation of a person, the burden of proof lies with the citizen. The citizen has to collect the necessary payslips and has to share them with a third party in an unsecure way (usually in a PDF via mail).
We aim to set up an ecosystem of government organizations and private companies, based on solid-technology to exchange actual income data. So we can share data in a smarter and safer way, with citizens in control of their own data. The goal is to have user-friendly processes for citizens and more efficient processes for service providers. As a result we will share less data than we do today.
Product owner Solid/ Digital Flanders
Dorien Bauwens recently became product owner Solid within the agency Digital Flanders. Dorien had lots of experience in projects related to smart data-exchange between governments. In her new role she is responsible for builing a community around Solid in Flanders, by excecuting concrete use cases.