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Belongings at risk in Security at Gardermoen. Dispute as to who is responsible should valuable belongings be stolen. One would assume that airport security, with all of its security personnel, was one of the safest places to pass through with say, your laptop. Svein Munkejord, the former Fisheries minister, experienced the opposite on his way home from Germany to Haugesund at the end of last month, according to NRK. “I put all of my belongings on the conveyor belt in security control and went through the detector. It was then that they picked me out to undergo a more thorough check. When it was finished and I went to collect my things at the end of the belt, my laptop was gone” he told NRK.Typical support-line

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Belongings at risk in Security at Gardermoen

Published on Tuesday, 5th May, 2009 at 22:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Dispute as to who is responsible should valuable belongings be stolen.

Oslo Airport
Oslo Airport
Photo: Oslo Lufthavn AS


Computer problem

One would assume that airport security, with all of its security personnel, was one of the safest places to pass through with say, your laptop. Svein Munkejord, the former Fisheries minister, experienced the opposite on his way home from Germany to Haugesund at the end of last month, according to NRK.

“I put all of my belongings on the conveyor belt in security control and went through the detector. It was then that they picked me out to undergo a more thorough check. When it was finished and I went to collect my things at the end of the belt, my laptop was gone” he told NRK.

Typical support-line

Munkejord’s experience when he asked for help resembled what mostly happens when customers ring technical support.

“After a bit of to and fro, the security employee told me that the area was under video surveillance, and that I could go and see the airport police.

The sole policeman on duty sent him on to the lost property office because he didn’t have time to either look through the surveillance tapes, or to fill out the report.

Erased

With no PC to be found, he travelled home and reported the matter to the local police. But the police couldn’t chip in, because the airport is required by the Data Inspectorate to erase all tapes after seven days.

The question as to who is responsible under these circumstances seems to be as unanswerable as what happened to that important document you forgot to save. Munkejord blames the airport, the airport says it’s the passenger’s responsibility to look after their belongings, the insurance company blames the airport, and the airport still blames the passengers.

Maybe Munkejord will find the laptop if he looks in the recycle bin?




Published on Tuesday, 5th May, 2009 at 22:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: oslo, gardermoen, security, extra, checks, stolen, laptop.





  
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