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Buying a newspaper in Schiphol I asked why, wa sit Duty Free or just for research?
the very polite Dutch lady said “I asked if i could see your Boarding pass…you can say No”!
So i politely declined.

At LCY I was asked the same, was told “it is compulsory” and as it was not Duty Free, i gave the newspaper back. I bought it from the next shop, and no one asked me for anything!

So just decline and say it is not a legal requirement, only for marketing tracing. You do not want to participate.

For more valuable items or those needing bagging like alcohol, scents etc, I can understand as this needs to go into the bag documented.
Not for a newspaper or news shop items.

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