TNO to investigate transport smart card

Trans Link Systems, the company in charge of developing the new public transport smart card, has asked research institute TNO to investigate system security.

This follows news that German hackers have managed to break into the ov-chipkaart system, leading to claims that passenger details are no longer safe.
MPs have called for an emergency debate with junior transport minister Tinkeke Huizinga, who is in charge of the new card.
But a minister spokesman told newspaper Trouw that the responsibility for card system security is with Trans Link. The minister’s role is to decide when the smart card should be introduced nationwide and that will only happen when there is a ‘good product’, the spokesman said.

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