Efficiency before personal data protection

A recent SINTEF report describes how various actors perceive the risk of personal data protection regulations being violated when transport services are being used.

The scientists studied how the authorities, suppliers of transport services and users of such services evaluate personal data protection in intelligent transport systems.

Almost four out of five travellers prefer solutions that offer automatic payment of toll fees and ferry tickets, even when these involve handing over personal data.

The study shows that there is a high level of faith in CCTV monitoring as a traffic-safety measure, and technological solutions that are advantageous for the individual user, such as rapid payment systems and efficient toll-station passage, are widely accepted.