Oil and Water: Connected Cars and Privacy

Jeremy Cato pens an editorial on the dark side of connected cars—the data necessary to track and integrate so many card will allow unprecedented invasions of privacy.

An editorial by Jeremy Cato examines the scary side of connected cars: “If you drive a connected car and use any sort of smartphone, you’re on someone’s radar.”

It’s no surprise that studies have predicted plenty of demand for connected cars, but Cato wonders about the wisdom of governments outsourcing platforms “designed to allow the sharing of massive amounts of information on cars and drivers – everything from registration information to accident and inspection records, to auto makers’ records on vehicle locations, distances travelled and service records.”

Full Story: Why connected cars scare me


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