Oyster Cards

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Damian Hockney
One London Party
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


Will you support our call for TfL to include an explanation on the Oyster card application form that the police may be passed information from a customer's Oyster card if requested?


Answer for Oyster Cards

Answer for Oyster Cards

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The new adult Oyster card registration forms which started coming into circulation in the week beginning 20 November have revised data protection notices. These inform customers that TfL:

may, from time to time, share your data with the police and other enforcement agencies for prevention and/or detection of crime

To maintain channel consistency, the wording for those registering cards on the website is now being changed to the same new wording as on the paper forms.

The application forms for 16-17 year old Oyster cards have included this wording since they were introduced on 1 September 2006.

Personal data is only disclosed in compliance with the Data Protection Act and in a controlled and proportionate manner.