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The gate agents of Turkish Airlines have point-and-shoot digital cameras with which they take photos of passenger passports. They did not ask for permission to do that nor provided a reason. Any idea what could be the reason they are doing that?

  • Only for in transit passengers or all passengers boarding the aircraft or at check-in? – RedBaron May 26 at 5:47
  • @RedBaron I don't know, I didn't go around to ask people. Also, they were quite sneaky with the camera so maybe people didn't even notice – Sparkler May 26 at 5:58
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    You should've taken a picture of them during the process :) – JonathanReez May 26 at 6:02
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    I experienced this as well. I was returning from Istanbul to Munich via Lufthansa. These are the same people who also put the small security sticker on the passport as well. So, I guess this is not only for Turkish Airlines. – trollster May 26 at 19:53
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    It seems to be a good idea to contact Turkish Airlines and formally inquire them about that. I would not impressed if these images were available to the highest bidder. – gstorto May 31 at 12:09

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