Public Sector Newsletter – NSW (Issue 39)

9 April 2018


On 15 February 2018, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal handed down its landmark decision in Waters v Transport for NSW [2018] NSWCATAD 40 – a case concerning privacy in Australia. Waters, a Gold Opal Card user, brought proceedings against Transport of NSW after taking issue with the department’s decision to make registration of Gold (senior/pensioner) and Silver (concession) Opal Cards mandatory, meaning that a record of Waters’ physical movements when using public transport was being retained and linked to his identity via the Opal Card number.

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