Privacy Impact Assessment For Road User Charging -- Privacy Vs Confidentiality

As the need to finance and sustain our valuable infrastructure grows and matures, more and more countries are turning to tolling and road user charging paradigms in their transport policy. The age-old “user-pays” approach provides an equitable and fair means to charge for the actual use of our infrastructure and provide a funding mechanism that endures. When toll roads multiply into network tolling and access is charged for our urban centers, the collection of charging data also implies the collection of personal data and the safeguarding of that information. This paper will begin by touching briefly on the meaning of privacy since this term is at times used interchangeably with confidentiality and security. But let me assure you that these are not one and the same. While privacy may subsume what is implied by confidentiality, it is a much broader concept involving the right to be free from intrusions, to remain autonomous, and to control the circulation of information about oneself.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01148195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 10 2010 2:14PM