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Transit Data Used for Investigations

PERSONAL PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

August 29, 2013

The Australian reports on TransLink granting police access to its “Go” card database nearly 10,000 times in the past three years “to help track alleged offenders and potential witnesses to crime.” The cards, which are registered in users’ names, allow police to pinpoint user locations, the report states. “Transport Minister Scott Emerson said the handover of Go card information to police and other agencies had been approved by the privacy commissioner,” the report states.
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