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Daily Dashboard | Mass. lawmakers push for restrictions on use of sensitive driver data Related reading: On the pitfalls of reputation economics

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Massachusetts lawmakers have filed a proposal to restrict the ways the state can use sensitive driver data collected by its new all-electronic tolling system, The Boston Globe reports. A pair of bills sent to the state House and Senate would prohibit the Massachusetts Department of Transportation from using the data, including driving speeds and travel history, for anything but collecting tolls. The bills would stop the agency from sharing the data unless a warrant was involved. Representative Marjorie C. Decker said if the data must be shared, strong privacy protections must be in place, and the state needs to be transparent about the way the data is used. “Many people don’t even realize that if you have an E-ZPass, it can track your whereabouts,” Decker said. “People have a right to know this is happening.”
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