‘Most zorgwebsites use insecure connection’

‘Most zorgwebsites use insecure connection’

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The majority of websites in the concern would not use a secured HTTPS connection.

That’s according to research by Open State Foundation. In total, 39 percent of the zorgwebsites use of HTTPS.

As a part of secure sites, HTTPS is not enforced for users, 69 percent of the sites according to the researchers, are poorly protected.

With the use of a HTTPS connection, data is encrypted. This makes it more difficult for someone else to data to be intercepted and to see.

The missing security is particularly risky if websites sensitive personal data, such as, for example, social security numbers. In the processing of special persoonsdata in the Netherlands, the use of encryption with HTTPS required.

Hospitals often protected

Websites of midwives, physiotherapists and providers of mental health would, on average, the worst are protected. This is the connection in 34 percent of cases with HTTPS is encrypted.

At hospitals, security is often in order. Three-quarters of the 108 surveyed ziekenhuissites would a HTTPS-connection handle. In two-thirds of the general practitioners will use HTTPS.


Open State Foundation looked rather to the use of encryption by the government. This would 66 percent of the sites an HTTPS connection.

The number of secure government sites. In december it was half of the sites to the HTTPS requirement from the researchers.

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