E-Security Gates and e-Boarding Gates Collection of Personal Data

E-Security Gates and e-Boarding Gates - Personal Information Collection Statement

When you use the e-Security Gates or the Assisted Channels (either at Departures or Transfer area) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), your personal data (consisting of your travel document information, boarding pass information and live facial image, etc.) will be collected and processed by Airport Authority Hong Kong ("the Authority", "we" or "us") to verify your right of entry to the Airport Restricted Area and your right to use the e-Boarding Gates, to safeguard aviation and airport security, to facilitate efficient airport operations and passenger processing, and for certain statistics, analytics and research purposes.

Unless as required under the circumstances more particularly explained in the Privacy Policy, all of your data which directly identifies you will be deleted from our systems seven (7) days after the departure or cancellation of your flight; and we will retain other data for statistical, analytics and research purposes for the continuous improvement of the operation of as well as the facilities and services at HKIA for a period no longer than as necessary for us to achieve such purposes. Your personal data may be transferred to third parties including Aviation Security Company Limited (AVSECO), your travelling airline, as well as third party service providers in connection with the purposes stated above; and may be disclosed to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government organizations as and when necessary for the purpose of safeguarding aviation and airport security.

It is voluntary for you to provide the personal data as described above. If you do not wish to provide the required personal data, meaning that you will not be able to enjoy the seamless process brought by the e-Security Gates and e-Boarding Gates, please proceed to the Assisted Channels and inform the staff of your wish accordingly. In such case, your personal data will not be collected or retained by the Authority.

For further details including your right to access and correct the personal data that we hold, you may contact our General Personal Data Officer (via Airport Authority Hong Kong, HKIA Tower, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island, Hong Kong). Please also refer to the Privacy Policy Statement on the Airport's website www.hongkongairport.com for further details.

(Version: 4 January 2021)