Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Switzerland, Hotel Check in and the Police

An interesting item on Swiss National Radio DRS1 (German) this morning. In certain cantons, when you check-in to stay in a hotel, your details go straight to the police electronically. The police will then check to see if the hotel guest is a person of interest.

The Data Protection Officer for Canton Zurich is not happy with this situation and is looking to get it changed. In the meantime, he suggests submitting as  little information as possible on checking in to the hotel. The other cantons mentioned are Lucerne and Basel Stadt. 

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1 comment:

  1. While this does make things harder for fugitives, it also violates the privacy of innocent guests. I do hope they already changed this system.