MassDOT to Dump Billions of E-ZPass, Fast Lane Records

The Boston Globe reports that MassDOT “has stored billions of toll records, covering every E-ZPass and Fast Lane tollbooth transaction for the past 18 years. Now, it wants to reduce the massive stockpile. The agency is seeking to delete records it no longer needs. And it is proposing standards for how long to keep them going forward, addressing privacy concerns as it prepares to deploy a new all-electronic tolling system later this month.” The report adds that, “The state Records Conservation Board on Wednesday [October 5] approved MassDOT keeping customer information for as long as an account is open, and for one year after it closes. The board also approved retention of seven years of toll transactions, including the location, date, time, license plate, and transponder number for each.” (Record Conservation Board?)