What does Logius do?
Logius is the digital government service of the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). It maintains government-wide ICT solutions and common standards, that simplify the communication between authorities, citizens and businesses, with a view to cohesion of the e-government networks. Logius supplies products relating to access, data exchange, standardization and information security.
Logius was established in January 2006 under the name GBO.Overheid. This organization has been known by the name Logius since January 2010. Logius is an income and expenditure service of the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). The work of Logius is commissioned by bodies responsible for policy, including the Ministries of the Netherlands Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Economic Affairs, Public Health, Welfare and Sport and Education, Culture and Science. The latter commission Logius to take control of, maintain and further develop products. Logius also promotes the use of the products. Logius receives advice from the Programme Council, an advisory body which represents the customers of Logius.
As Logius’ services are being used between citizens and government systems, companies and government systems and by inter-governmental systems to facilitate transactions between those parties, security is of high importance. Besides security, fraud detection and anti fraud processes have a priority as well.