Police handed data on myki users

Victoria’s public transport authority is increasingly handing over information about myki users’ movements to police, raising concerns that the smartcard is being used as a tracking device.

The Transport Ticketing Authority says police have made 113 requests about myki users since the smartcards were introduced in late 2009.

There have already been 71 requests for customer movements this year, more than three times the number of requests received last year.

Under the TTA’s privacy policy, police can make a written request for information about a customer’s movements without court oversight — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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