Privacy and mobility information

Mezuro does not have access to personal data and also has no insight into the mobility information of individuals. The information that Mezuro provides is completely anonymous. The anonymization process ensures that neither direct nor indirect conversion to persons is possible. The anonymization process has been tested by TNO. Mezuro and the telecom provider are regularly audited.

“Respect for people, respect for privacy”

How does Mezuro handle privacy?

Mezuro has set itself the goal of making socially valuable information about mobility based on information from mobile telecommunications networks. Mezuro does that in a way that respects people’s privacy.

Why is privacy important to Mezuro?

In the first place, privacy is a fundamental right that is not under discussion. Privacy is also of great importance for our clients (mostly government). We can disclose socially valuable information without violating people’s privacy.

Does Mezuro have personal data?

Personal data is data that can be traced directly or indirectly to a person. Mezuro does not have personal data, does not have access to or access to it, and does not need any personal data.

Mezuro only receives anonymized mobility information from the telecommunications provider that cannot be traced back to a person. The information itself does not contain any identifying data (for example IMEI or telephone number) and only consists of counts that are so aggregated that it is not possible to trace movements of an individual. Consider counts such as: 10% of the drivers of the A12 come from the Utrecht area; 100,000 people visited the arrival of Sinterklaas in Roermond, etc.

Can the telecom provider cooperate in this?

The data that form the basis for the counts must be kept by the telecom provider on the basis of legal obligations. It may only use it itself with the permission of the person concerned or made anonymous. Now that the data is completely anonymous, use is completely legal.

Can I request access to my data from Mezuro?

Under the Personal Data Protection Act, companies are required to provide access to personal data. Mezuro does not have access to personal data and is therefore not legally required to meet the inspection obligations. But more importantly, Mezuro has no data from which we can derive information about you. Once data has been stripped of directly identifying information such as SIM code or telephone number, direct identification of people is no longer possible and indirect identification is only possible by combining movement patterns with external information.

With the counts that we have, the latter is also not possible. Even if you told us exactly where you were at what time, we would not be able to look you up in the information available to us

How does Mezuro achieve such a high level of privacy protection?

Very easy. We do not receive any personal data from the telecommunications provider and we do not want it.

Is Mezuro involved with location-related advertisements?

No, we do not know who has been where. As a result, we cannot provide advertisers with information that will allow us to contact you. We only have statistical information that cannot be traced to a person.

More about Mezuro


Mezuro aims to provide insight into mobility in the Netherlands. Innovation, market leadership and social relevance are key words here. Privacy of people is the starting point.


Mezuro measures the mobility of the Netherlands 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with the help of data from mobile telecommunication networks. To this end, billions of data are analyzed every month and transformed into usable information.