FASTRAK PRIVACY BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

11/7/2010

So the Gov did sign it!

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to protect the privacy of drivers using the FasTrak payment system for toll bridges and roads has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1268, protects “locational privacy,” a person’s right not to be tracked while driving, in the following ways:
—Prohibits transportation agencies from selling or sharing personal data;
—Requires them to purge the data when it is no longer needed;
—Sets penalties for violations; and,
— Ensures that FasTrak subscribers are given notice of the privacy practices affecting them.

“There’s just no reason for a government agency to track the movements of Californians, let alone maintain that information in a database forever and ever,” said Simitian.

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3 responses to “FASTRAK PRIVACY BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

  1. Well, thats a peice of good news.

  2. ‘Scuse me for bein’ cynical, but who’s gonna monitor the monitors? Are the enforcers of the law also the ones who would benifit from the data? Is that darn fox in the hen house again! He was supposed t’ be keepin’ the weasels out!

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