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Transport bodies grapple with demanding new data rules

A change in the law in May will demand higher standards of data security, with large fines and the possibility of litigation in the event of a breach. Rhodri Clark reports on the implications for transport providers and authorities, academics, consultants and others

Rhodri Clark
19 January 2018
Personal data held by TfL includes records generated by millions of Oyster card holders
Personal data held by TfL includes records generated by millions of Oyster card holders

 

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation could have far-reaching consequences for companies and public authorities of all sizes, from central government all the way down to sole traders. Any entity that collects, holds or uses personal data must comply with stricter governance policies and provide information about data on request. Data breaches will be punishable by substantial fines.

For the past two decades, the UK’s main legislation in this area has been the Data Protection...

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