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.
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.