Privacy Questions Raised if Auto Black Boxes Become Mandatory
NHTSA proposes that beginning in 2014, most cars would have to be fitted with data recorders. Consumer rights advocates say the measure includes few privacy protections.
Consumers have until Feb. 11, 2013, to comment on the proposal. Already, however, the consumer rights group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) warned that EDRs "record detailed information about drivers, which can be made available to insurance companies, the police, and others," and recommended that "commentators urge the agency to 'strengthen privacy safeguards'" for data captured by any such devices. Read full story on InformationWeek
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