Prague has six months to offer transport passes without collection private data

The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection has given Prague City Hall another six months to offer public transport passes without collecting personal data, the office’s head Igor Němec told reporters on Wednesday. The city’s public transport company, which is owned by Prague City Hall, replaced regular transport passes with Opencard, a new card that requires people to provide personal data. Those who do not want their data to be processed can buy an anonymous Opencard which is more expensive; however, Mr Němec said the anonymous pass should cost the same as a regular Opencard.

Author: Jan Richter