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Ged Carroll spotted this protest sticker that twists the image of London’s Oyster transport card to make a statement about British surveillance society. An article by the BBC last year detailed the extent the Transport for London organization shares its information on travelers: Police regularly use information on the adult Oyster card system to get […]

Ged Carroll spotted this protest sticker that twists the image of London’s Oyster transport card to make a statement about British surveillance society.

An article by the BBC last year detailed the extent the Transport for London organization shares its information on travelers:

Police regularly use information on the adult Oyster card system to get details about passenger movements. BBC London has learned that in the past year they made at least 3,000 requests for information.

….Transport for London [has] made it mandatory for children aged between 11 and 18 to carry an Oyster photocard in order to gain free travel. A spokesperson for TfL said the card holder was required to abide by its Behaviour Code.

A young person with criminal convictions, warnings, reprimands and other sanctions committed on the public transport network could have the right to free travel withdrawn, the spokesman said.

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