Transport for Asia and the Pacific (TfAP) said it is “deeply concerned” that the sharing of data by some travel agencies and airlines is “not consistent with international standards”.
“While TfAP welcomes any efforts by the Government to ensure transparency in the sharing and sharing of information, the data sharing between the Government and TfA is inconsistent with international guidelines,” the group said in a statement.
TfA has said it does not share data on travellers’ itineraries with other agencies, although it does share travel itineraries that are shared by other travel agencies.
The document also states: TfAs Data Protection Officer will provide advice to individuals about the data they are sharing and how they are using it. “
For travel planning purposes, travellers should always seek their own advice and advice from an authorised travel agency or travel planner before making a booking.”
The document also states: TfAs Data Protection Officer will provide advice to individuals about the data they are sharing and how they are using it.
“It is essential that travellers understand how their data is being used, both to provide information to the public and for the purpose of personalised marketing,” it said.
However, the Federal Government is yet to make any announcement on the matter.
A spokesperson for TfSA said the organisation does not comment on individual privacy matters, but the organisation is committed to “improving the way the public benefits from data sharing”.