Metro – TfL passenger tracking

Big Brother Watch Team / May 25, 2018

The Metropolitan Police revealed an intrusive strategy to fight hate crime on public transport by tracking passengers via their Oyster and contactless cards. Director Silkie Carlo commented:

“It is really quite chilling that an allegation of a loosely defined ‘hate crime’ could so easily lead to hundreds of passengers being investigated. It is not at all clear whether this kind of data access would even be lawful.”

There’s a way of catching someone behind a hate crime but it’s a bit scary