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Transport for London (TfL) only holds the last eight weeks of journey data pertaining to individual customers’ accounts. We only hold eight weeks of journey data because we feel that this was sufficient for our needs and does not infringe on customers’ rights of privacy. At the end of the eight week period, the travel information recorded against an individual Oyster card is permanently disassociated from it and can no longer be linked to either the card or the customer concerned.
Does TfL receive requests from the police for disclosure of information about the use of individual Oyster cards?
Yes. All police requests for Oyster card information are co-ordinated by a specialist request handling team within TfL, which assesses the validity of each request.
Originally posted by LUXUS
Cash payments made on London buses are to be phased out later this year by Transport for London, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Passengers will no longer be able to pay cash to the driver directly.
So they now want to force those who don't already have an Oyster card to get one. First they enticed you to get one by offering a discounted fair now they are going to make you get one.....why?
So they can track you allover the damn place that's why!
All the journeys you make using these cards is logged and can be later referenced to see your movements. I would not be surprised if they have programs to "listen" for selected users ie using your card can trigger a listening program to notify them that you are in a given area.
Couple this with long range cctv facial recognition software and they can track you even if your not carrying a mobile phone with you.
I'm sure by now most of you realise they have turned your mobile phones into tracking devices, bugs and data collection sensors.
Some of you probably think that because you have a pay as you go mobile that your exempt, not true chances are that you make and receive most of your phone calls whilst at home. They have software that can automatically register a phone to an address based on usage!
Add this to prism collecting all your emails and website viewing preferences and short of sticking a chip in your neck its looking like we are on planet prisonedit on 3-7-2013 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DPrice
reply to post by LUXUS
Registering Oyster cards is optional not mandatory (I live and work in London). Your thread is wrong.
G18 Do I need to fill in a form or register my Oyster card?
No, registration is voluntary, except when you want to add a discount to the card or buy a ticket that is valid for one month or longer. Registration also gives you free protection against loss or theft. You can register at a Tube station ticket office or online at tfl.gov.uk/oyster Opens in new window. Also see G25 below.
Originally posted by filledcup
reply to post by DPrice
if a man works in the transport system where the activities of these cards are logged as they pass through gates.. he could easily convince his wife to register and in so doing can track her every move through the transport system using the card. not saying its right or wrong. just noting the possibility.