Georgia Looks To Shield Privacy Of Toll Road Users
ATLANTA — According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, state Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement about closing a new exception to the Georgia Open Records Act that allows public access to private information about motorists who use credit-card backed cruise cards on Georgia’s toll roads, as reported by Telematics Update.
A marketing company already has a request pending for information on cruise-cardholders credit cards and times of travel.
House Democratic leader DuBose Porter said that it’s nobody else’s business when you go through a tollway, or what credit card you put it on, while House Speaker Glenn Richardson seemed surprised at what the current law allows. “Someone can use government to know where you’re going and what time you’re going?” he asked.