All Phones Using Wi-Fi Will Be Tracked On The London Underground

Transport for London, the operator of the London Underground, has announced today that it will start tracking commuters’ phones on its Wi-Fi network by default starting July 8th. The phones’ MAC addresses will be tracked by the Wi-Fi access points across 260 of London’s metro stations. TfL will be able to use this data to see the routes commuters take as they move from one place to another.

TfL currently uses data from its ticketing system to get a sense of how journeys are made...

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