Preventive screening of tenants. Is that allowed?
In recent years, more and more municipalities have decided that new tenants in certain residential areas should be pre-screened. But is this actually allowed? And if so, in which cases and under what conditions?
In the NTR radio programme Nearby Netherlands (Radio 5) a discussion on this took place last night. On behalf of Privacy First, Vincent Böhre took part in the conversation and argued, among other things, for the introduction of proper legislation in this area. After all, without clear rules, the Netherlands risks becoming a "Wild West" of screening- and profilingpractices to become... Listen HERE the discussion (from 20m44s, mp3).
Dagblad van het Noorden, 22 September 2011: Concerns over situation in Bargeres flats
Aedes, 23 May 2011: Screening new residents in Utrecht neighbourhood
Wed, 26 June 2009: Screening tenant increases
CBP, 18 October 2007: Selective housing allocation policy Den Bosch.