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Canada's Metrolinx enhances smart card privacy policy

Posted on December 11, 2017

The agency, which is the provincial agency in charge of regional transportation planning as well as the Presto system used by the TTC and other transit agencies, says it only ever shares card data that shows where and when customers tap their fare card as part of a transit trip.
Metrolinx
The agency, which is the provincial agency in charge of regional transportation planning as well as the Presto system used by the TTC and other transit agencies, says it only ever shares card data that shows where and when customers tap their fare card as part of a transit trip.
Metrolinx

TORONTO – After the Star reported the agency had been sharing transit users’ travel data with law enforcement, Metrolinx has adopted a new privacy policy for its Presto fare card system.

At a recent meeting, the agency’s board approved recommendations Metrolinx said were designed to improve privacy protections and provide greater clarity to the public about how and when it will provide cardholders’ data to officers.

The agency, which is the provincial agency in charge of regional transportation planning as well as the Presto system used by the TTC and other transit agencies, says it only ever shares card data that shows where and when customers tap their fare card as part of a transit trip. Other information, such as financial details, is not disclosed. For the full story, click here.

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