Stop private car parks from accessing our personal information
VicRoads is disclosing drivers’ personal information to private companies.
Private car park operators can get your personal details by accessing records held by VicRoads with the help of the Courts.
NSW private car park operators are banned from accessing the personal details of registered car owners - and we expect a vote will happen this week to decide if Victorians will get the same protection. Sign my petition to let the government know that you do not want them handing over all your personal information without your permission
Why does the Victorian government think it is okay for NSW residents to enjoy a greater level of protection when it comes to personal information being held by a government authority compared to Victorian consumers?
I have been pursued by a private car park claiming that I owed them $88. They gained my private information (address, phone number etc) from VicRoads - information I had to give Vic Roads in order to register my vehicle, after applying to a Court.
Right now, the Victorian Parliament is debating the Road Legislation Amendment (Use and Disclosure of Information and Other Matters) Bill 2013 (Vic).
Now is the time to get the government’s attention, and get the legislation amended to protect us from having our personal information disclosed to private car park companies.
If we get the law changed, your personal details will be kept private from car park companies, rather than them being allowed to get information that Vic Roads has about you. NSW amended their laws in 2012 to protect consumers of private car parks – it’s time we were protected too.
Signing this petition will help persuade the government that “nosy parker” car parks shouldn’t be using our courts to access our private information.
- Minister for Roads
- Minister for Consumer Affairs
Private car parks are gaining my personal information through the court system, to issue demands for payment for parking in their car parks.
Private car parks shouldn't be able to access my private information.
The Government in New South Wales recently passed a law to protect personal information of individuals from private car park operators.
I want an amendment like this to state law in Victoria. Private car park operators should not have the right to gain access to my personal details in a way that wasn't intended by our lawmakers.
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