Is Your Car Spying On You?
With soon-to-be mandatory "black boxes" collecting information on your car's direction, speed and seatbelt use at all times and new devices able to record the driver’s point of view and any noises made in a vehicle, legislators and advocates are raising concerns about the ways automobiles are impinging on privacy rights, reports Jaclyn Trop.
As a new bill being sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) that seeks to limit the use of "black box" data illustrates, it's unclear who owns the information your car collects.
“Consumers should decide what level of surveillance they want to be under,” said Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “None of that should be on default. You should have to opt in.”