Flutterby™! : Clipper card trackable

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

Clipper card trackable

2012-10-18 19:03:54.254752+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Bay Area's Clipper RFID transit payment card payment history, and therefore the user's transit movement, is subpoenaable:

“Absent a subpoena or a search warrant, we would not turn over any information,” Goodwin said.

Transit riders can remain anonymous if they pay for a Clipper card in cash and do not register it, he noted. People who don’t register stand to lose any money on their card if it is lost, stolen or stops working.

Careful out there, kids. And, yeah, it's really convenient to have my Clipper card debit my credit card when it runs out, but I'm wondering if I should go back to cash, just because.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Interactive Drama Privacy Work, productivity and environment Law Enforcement California Culture Currency Public Transportation RFID ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-21 13:03:51.693903+00 by: m

Cash has its freedoms for now.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-22 00:30:35.104289+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah. Pain in the tailfeathers, though.