Sep 062015
 September 6, 2015  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Peter Mickelborough reports:

Hundreds of dossiers on Victorian commuters are being handed to police, sparking calls for tighter controls on personal data linked to millions of myki tickets.

Records obtained by the Herald Sun under Freedom of Information laws show police requested access to people’s myki files 574 times last year, up from 314 in 2013, 127 in 2012 and just 20 in 2011.

Not one of the 1259 requests since myki began has been ­rejected by Public Transport Victoria, although in half the cases, the system did not hold any relevant information.

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