Netherlands: Sharing of travel data violated students’ privacy

Translink, the company responsible for the Dutch public transport card “OV-chipkaart” had been passing student travel data to the Education Executive Agency responsible for student finance in the Netherlands (DUO). DUO uses this data to figure out whether students who claim to live on their own – and therefore receive a supplementary grant – actually still live with their parents. A court ruled that this was violating students’ privacy.


Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: data sharing, court ruling, Netherlands, privacy, student data

Posted on Wednesday 6 September 2017

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