Dear Transport for London,

I’d like to request some information under FOI as an extension to Request ID FOI-0083-2223 which was published by TfL in its FOI disclosure log: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparenc...

I understand from this previous request that TfL stated “The existing Oyster system is now more than 15 years old, which limits our ability to make substantial changes. However, TfL plans to develop Oyster to enable it to be based on more up-to-date technologies”. This may imply that TfL has carried out feasibility studies on how Oyster cards can be natively integrated into Apple Wallet or Google Wallet. I’d like to understand what the technical limitations are and what technology upgrades have been assessed to allow for this functionality in the future.

Therefore, I would request for:

- Any papers or feasibility studies done for adding Oyster to Apple/Google Wallet
- Any Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) if carried out for the same
- Any technical diagrams, open source code, or other technical artefacts on this (if not already included above).

Naturally I understand as this relates to future functionality and third-party companies, there may be redactions necessary in such documents if they exist. Reasonable redactions are perfectly fine as long TfL is able to disclose the documents otherwise.

Please let me know if you need any clarifications.

Yours faithfully,
Ankur Banerjee

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Ankur Banerjee

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1382-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8
September 2022.

 

We will aim to issue a response by 5 October 2022 in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Ankur Banerjee

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1382-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8
September 2022.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. 

 

Unfortunately we do not hold the information you have requested. We don’t
have any of the documents you asked for as no work has been done in this
area yet.  Although we plan to do it in the future, it won’t be for
several years.

 

I’m sorry not to be able to help you further on this occasion.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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