Nov 272015
 
 November 27, 2015  Business

EurActiv reports:

Many new cars models are linked to the Internet. But according to a new study, drivers are often not aware of where their personal data ends up.

Consumer group Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) exposed about a dozen kinds of data that are collected from new types of connected cars and shared with auto manufacturers.

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“Connected cars are already on the market, tracking and able to communicate private information about consumers. Now is the time for policymakers to take a strong stand and defend consumers,” said Thierry Willemarck, president of FIA’s operations in Europe.

FIA also conducted a public survey in 12 EU countries as part of its study. Ninety-five percent of people who responded said there should be legislation on car and driver data.

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