Details to block: social security number, photo, signature
Details that should stay visible: passport number, name, country, expiration date
Please note that all European companies are obligated to store sensitive information, like the copy of your passport, in a secure and safe way.
At vatfree.com we comply by always blocking the sensitive information of your passport before saving it permanently to our system.
The Dutch Data Protection Association has advised us to always block your social security number, photo and signature. Furthermore, the original upload of your passport is deleted from our system after we have blocked this information.
Lastly, we only share these copies of your documents (with blocked sensitive information) when the retailer or tax administration requires them.