Privacy Concerns about the Opal Card

ON 16 JULY 2014, the NSW Privacy Commissioner issued a media release in response to privacy concerns about the Opal Card.

Under existing privacy laws, law enforcement bodies may access information reasonably required for their investigations. The police will therefore be able to access personal information stored on an individual’s Opal card.

The NSW Privacy Commissioner says that it is important that the police inform the public on the rules for accessing their Opal card information and that Transport NSW has ongoing processes to keep the information secure.

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