Olympic ticketing

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


LOCOG are proposing (through partners) to set up a new database to record the personal details of every person who registers an interest in purchasing tickets for the Olympic or Paralympic Games. This proposal is in stark contrast to normal ticketing practice, whereby applications for multiple tickets only require the purchaser to provide their own details.

· What justification is there for collecting this information? · What personal information will people be asked to provide? · Who will have access to this database, before, during and after the Games?


Answer for Olympic ticketing

Answer for Olympic ticketing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is not correct. LOCOG will only hold a database of names and basic details of those people attending the Games. Not only will this enable LOCOG to respond to a lawful request from a law enforcement agency and undertake random-checks of people's identity against tickets, but this will also enable LOCOG to communicate with those people that wish to receive information on their chosen sports, test events or local activities at Live Sites, helping support increased interest in sport and community activity before, during and after 2012. The database will not be sold on to anyone after the Games and will only be shared with law enforcement agencies beforehand if a lawful request is received.