Dutch DPA: Airbnb ends processing of national identity numbers
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:40

The American company Airbnb has ended the processing of Dutch national identity numbers (BSN) at the insistence of the Dutch data protection authority (Dutch DPA). Airbnb now immediately and automatically deletes the BSN from all digital copies of Dutch identity documents and has deleted all previously collected national identity numbers. The Dutch DPA has received approximately 100 signals from Dutch citizens about the unlawful use of their BSN by Airbnb, and has collaborated with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to make Airbnb end the infringement.