As promised, we looked into this issue.
If you read the document linked from the form <https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R0788
>, you will find out that some EU member states require that signatories identify themselves using a national ID number. Belgium is one of those states.
Remember that #ReclaimYourFace
is a European Citizens' Initiative (#ECI
). This is a powerful instrument. On the downside, it is not anonymous.
If you were not asked for your SSN in another petition, then the following possible reasons come to mind:
– It was not an ECI..
– You did not enter Belgium as your country of residence.
– Laws have changed in the meantime.