Data processing: Baggage

Which personal data do we process?
If you travel through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with baggage, information on your baggage is processed. Your item of baggage is given a unique barcode which is linked to your name and possibly a frequent-flyer number.

Why do we process your personal data?
Your data are processed as part of efforts to monitor security at the airport and promote the speedy flow of baggage. One of the ways this is done is by routing, sorting and (if needed) temporarily storing your baggage. We process your data on behalf of the airline, with whom you have an agreement.

How long do we retain your details?
The data will be deleted within three to seven days once your flight has departed.

Who do we share your data with?
Depending on the circumstance, we report progress in handling of your baggage to the airline you are flying with. If needed we might also share your data with the Royal Police and Customs.

Who is the controller?
The airline you are flying with is controller. Schiphol is processor.

This version was issued in June 2020.