phone data harvesting

The Victorian government recently announced plans to legislate the mass surveillance of citizens. Primarily it wants to mass harvest location data on mobile phones and other connected devices such as mobile apps, GPS and in-vehicle bluetooth devices. This is the equivalent of having facial recognition technology at every intersection, outside every business and in every home.

What is it for? Victoria’s Department of Transport say it's intended to improve transport systems; the data will be used to analyse "mode of travel, purpose and time" and also measure delays. There has been no indication of secondary or possible tertiary aims, and no information of how it will work in practice.