Now that you’ll be able to get your Compass Card within the next couple of months, are you curious about whom your personal information could be shared with?
Translink says while it complies with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, your personal information could be shared with other service providers, as well as police.
To register your card, you have to give your name, address, email and phone number.
It also says Translink is obligated to hand over your information to police when authorized by law.
Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague says looking for a missing person with Compass Card data would be “less than productive or efficient from an investigative perspective.”
Montague says when it comes to tracking down suspects of crime, with a judge’s permission; police have access to any information from any company if they can show there is evidence that would support a criminal charge.
Translink will also keep your personal information on record for two years, even after you unregister your card.
You can find out more about Translink’s privacy policies here: