Fidus is the name given to the regional services integrator, that is the legal administrator of electronic data exchanges from and to institutions in the Brussels-Capital Region, provided that these data come from authentic sources.
This initiative aims to regulate and encourage electronic data exchanges between public bodies, in accordance with the ‘only once’ principle. According to this principle, users provide details to a public body just once, and the institution in question then makes the information available to other public bodies which can justify a legitimate need to access it. The aim is to ensure administrative simplification on the one hand and to protect personal details on the other.
Fidus has been given the task of organising data exchanges from and to the public services of the Brussels-Capital Region through an IT platform. The said public services include public social assistance centres, public hospitals, all other public authorities accountable to the Brussels-Capital Region and any other institutions wishing to call upon this service.
A technical platform has been set up to enable electronic data exchanges between organisations while complying with the legal requirements.
The legal requirements in question here are: