Data code
The GLA Oversight Committee examines how the GLA Group uses your personal data.

We have your details….

22 February 2017
  • Transport for London (TfL) collects personal data every time someone uses a registered Oyster or contactless payment card to travel.
  • TfL records vehicle movements (linked to individuals) across London’s Low Emission Zone and Congestion Charge Zone through around 1,300 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras - the Metropolitan Police (Met) now also has free access to this data.
  • The Met collects and has access to highly sensitive data, including the health information of highly vulnerable individuals and victims of crime.
  • In the last five years, there have been 285 data protection incidents.  Of these, just ten incidents were deemed serious enough to report to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  In every case, the ICO has decided not to take any further action.

 GLA Group data breaches in the last five years

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

Met

37

38

44

16

27

162

TfL

37

15

14

16

14

96

LLDC

0

3

6

5

1

15

GLA

0

0

2

3

4

9

LFEPA

0

0

0

0

2

2

MOPAC

0

0

0

1

0

1

 

Tomorrow, the GLA Oversight Committee will examine how the Greater London Authority Group uses personal data, how it ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and how issues are likely to change over the coming years.

The guests are:

  • Renate Samson, Chief Executive, Big Brother Watch
  • Javier Ruiz Diaz, Policy Director, Open Rights Group
  • Tom Middleton, Head of Finance and Governance, GLA
  • Richard Bevins, Head of Information Governance, Transport for London
  • Dan Hales, MOPAC Head of Strategy and Corporate Planning

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 23rd February from 2.00pm in Committee Room 5, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the discussion using #AssemblyOversight and #Yourdata

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers.
  2. Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of the GLA Oversight Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. The GLA Oversight Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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