Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) agencies maintain accounts for all ETC system users. These accounts contain personal, vehicular, and financial information supplied by the user upon application to use the system. Privacy advocates have expressed concerns regarding the maintenance of ETC user information and the possibility of privacy invasions. This research document discusses several concerns from various privacy advocates in addition to presenting several privacy protection mechanisms which may affect electronic toll collection systems. Applications are recommended which may improve the quality of privacy protection within ETC systems. Applications are suggested for ETC agencies to further develop their privacy policies and for ITS America to provide leadership in reforming U.S. privacy laws and supporting ETC agency effort to provide effective personal privacy protection.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was published in a compilation entitled, "Compendium: Graduate Student Papers on Advanced Surface Transportation Systems."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Faculty Exchange Box H
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Holdener, D J
  • Publication Date: 1996-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/96/72840-00003-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1996 12:00AM