Data processing: Video cameras

Which personal data do we process?
Video cameras are installed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol that record camera footage. This means camera image recordings may also be made of you when at or in the vicinity of the airport.

Why do we process your personal data?
We use the camera footage to ensure Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s security. Pursuant to the Aviation Act and other legislation and regulations, we are under a statutory obligation to ensure the airport’s security. We therefore process the camera footage to comply with a legal obligation.

Furthermore, we also require the footage recorded by the video cameras for operational purposes. Consequently, we have a legitimate interest in processing the camera footage. We do not use the camera footage for other purposes.

How long do we retain your details?
The camera footage is not retained for any longer than 28 days, unless there are good reasons for storing the images for a longer period, for example for the investigation of an incident.

Who do we share your data with?
Schiphol grants the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee access to all video images recorded by the security cameras at Schiphol.

Depending on the area of operations, we share a portion of the images recorded by the video cameras with Dutch Customs and KLM.

Who is the controller?
Schiphol Nederland B.V.

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Dutch Customs and KLM are controllers in their own right.

Because Amsterdam Airport Schiphol cannot assess whether camera footage is relevant to national security without the assistance of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, we normally do not grant access to camera images of our own accord. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol therefore advises anyone wanting to view such images to submit a request to that end (also) to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. For further information, please see the website of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.

The video cameras installed at Schiphol train station are operated by Dutch Railways (NS). NS subsequently shares these camera images with Schiphol and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

This version was issued in February 2020.