Perry Duffin reports:
Travel cards issued to seniors, pensioners and war widows in NSW are breaching privacy laws by allowing travellers’ movements to be tracked, a tribunal has ruled.
But Transport for NSW has not changed how it signs up seniors, arguing personal details are needed “to ensure only those entitled to the substantial benefits of concession fares can access the heavily reduced rate”.
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruled Gold Opal cards breached privacy laws after an unidentified senior argued the system could be used to link his identity to his travel on trains, light rail, buses and ferries.
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