Mar 262015
 
 March 26, 2015  Surveillance

Jesse Tahirali reports:

Your new car is probably spying on you.

Modern vehicles are powerful data-scraping machines, warns a group of B.C. privacy advocates, and Canada urgently needs to regulate what companies can do with the information cars send them.

The British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) published a 123-page report Wednesday, detailing what your vehicle might know about you and who can access that information.

In the report, which is the culmination of a year’s worth of research, the group calls for immediate action in creating standards for “connected cars” — vehicles equipped with the Internet, providing features like navigation and parking assistance, in-car entertainment and a range of safety features.

Read more on CTV News.

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