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Commissioner Investigating Go Card Data Use

PERSONAL PRIVACY—QUEENSLAND

August 6, 2010

Queensland Privacy Commissioner Linda Matthews has said she'll investigate whether adequate privacy safeguards are in place for Go Card data, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Commissioner Matthews announced her investigation after reports about the Queensland police using Go Card data to assist in criminal investigations. Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson says the data is an important tool in investigations and that privacy is not something the police take lightly. "To my mind, what this is all about is...us being responsible in terms of when we use Go Cards for information." According to the report, the police will soon make a submission to the Privacy Commissioner.
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