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Carmakers can collect - and sell - too much data about you, watchdog says

By Andrew Jeong

08 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

informed Summary

  1. A report by the Mozilla Foundation has found that car companies are collecting excessive amounts of personal data from drivers, with little opportunity for users to opt out. The report assessed the data privacy policies of 25 car brands, all of which received "Privacy Not Included" warnings, indicating significant issues with privacy protection.

Car companies are collecting "too much personal data" from drivers, who have little freedom to opt out, researchers wrote in a report assessing the data privacy policies of 25 automobile brands.

All carmakers received "Privacy Not Included" warnings from the Mozilla Foundation, which developed the Firefox browser and advocates for better online privacy and internet safety. This means that the report's authors have determined the companies' products to "have the most problems when it comes to protecting a [user's] privacy."

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