Go Cards' Role in Investigation Raises Concerns
RFID—QUEENSLANDJuly 29, 2010
Queensland police have reported tracking information through Go Cards in the investigation of a murder, and the exception to the privacy act that allows police to gather and use such public transportation information is triggering privacy concerns, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Chief Superintendent Mike Condon said strict circumstances govern police access to the data, which police accessed 46 times in the past year to investigate serious crimes, the report states. Australian Council for Civil Liberties President Terry O'Gorman is raising concerns that commuters were not notified police would have access to Go Card data when the system was introduced, stating, "We are sleepwalking in a surveillance society."