No e-toll website privacy violation: Sanral

Sanral says that its e-toll website which allows people to check any vehicle’s e-toll bill does not constitute a violation of privacy

December 12, 2013
e-toll

Sanral said that its current online e-toll system which allows anyone to view outstanding e-toll amounts by entering their vehicle licence number, does not constitute a violation of privacy.

To view the outstanding e-toll fees of any vehicle, a user simply enters the registration number of the vehicle using the URL below.

When the URL is loaded for the first time, users are redirected to Customer Login page. However, by loading it again the outstanding fee checking page displays without the need to register.

https://www.sanral.co.za/e-toll/portal/PayTollFeesUnregisteredUsers.aspx

Jacobson Attorneys‘ founder and principal attorney Paul Jacobson said that the ability to openly check someone else’s e-toll bill is a problem.

“License plate details are essentially public, so enabling anyone with a license plate number to check e-toll balances without some other form of verification is placing a fair amount of personal information in the hands of people who should not have access to it,” said Jacobson.

Vusi Mona, general manager of communications at Sanral, dismissed these concerns, arguing that it is within the law.

“Sanral is of the view that the current system provided on Sanral’s website which allows users to access outstanding amounts owed for a 7 day period, by entering their vehicle licence number does not constitute a violation of privacy in terms of legislation relating to privacy and protection of data.”

More on e-tolls

Sanral website exposing your e-toll bills a problem: lawyer

Check your outstanding e-toll bill online

Obama’s e-toll bill

Gauteng road users woke up to e-tolls

Tags: e-Toll, e-tolls, Headline, Paul Jacobson, Sanral, Vusi Mona

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Which smartphone do you have?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

What’s next for the smartphone?

Nokia X Android smartphone range

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months

Online anonymity: a prized possession

Privacy

Internet use has come full circle, with anonymity becoming prized after years of personal info being shared online, writes Alistair Fairweather

Blocking Islamic State’s online propaganda – good or bad?

Information security privacy password hacking crypto

Before considering whether blocking content damages democracy – it would – instead ask who stands to gain

SABC COO to appeal court-ordered suspension

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is appealing the Western Cape High Court order on his suspension, the public broadcaster reported on Friday

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)