Digitising the paper VOG
Many companies and government agencies require a “Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag” (VOG - Certificate of Conduct) before hiring someone. The Dutch government defines the VOG as a document by which the Dutch State declares that the applicant did not commit any criminal offences that are relevant to the performance of his or her duties. The Dutch the Ministry for Justice and Security, Justis, is responsible for the background research and issuance of a VOG. Approximately one million paper VOGs are provided each year in a complex and time-consuming process.
The technical and innovation center of the "Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen" (DJI – Custodian Institutions Agency) wanted to experiment with blockchain technology. Together with Kryha, TES created an education program for DJI and Justis in which the VOG issuance process was redesigned, eventually digitising it using blockchain technology.