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Data protection concerns over new bus cards

Tue, 16 Dec 2014


There's been a reported breach of data protection regarding the new children's Go School travel cards.

A number of parents say registering cards for kids who are exempt from paying a fare on school buses could prompt access to other children's personal data.

The Departments of Infrastructure and Education and Children are aware of the problem and are now investigating.

In the meantime people are asked to stop applying until the issue has been rectified.

Data protection registrar Iain McDonald explains how the fault came to light: 

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