This is my first visit in the UK. I'm from UE.
A receptionist in a hostel I am staying took a picture of my passport (of the page with my picture and all my personal data).
I understand that the hostel is required by law to store my personal information (name, personal identification number, passport number). However, I am not sure how safe it is for them to keep a copy of my passport.
Here are my questions:
- How do I mitigate the security risk right now? I've already asked them to delete the picture of the employee's phone.
- Do they have the right to ask me for a picture of my passport? Wouldn't it have been enough if they entered all the necessary data into their system?
- How secure is it to let a hotel have a copy of my passport?