I’ve covered automobile “black boxes” before and the privacy risks that electronic data recorders, if unregulated, pose. But Amadou Diallo raises some other interesting privacy questions associated with the explosive growth of 4G broadband connectivity and new apps:
But let’s suppose that you’re fine with almost any privacy trade-offs that will allow to check your tire pressure remotely, push navigation directions to your car before leaving the house, or avoid hearing a Celine Dion ballad. When the car is the hotspot, your passengers may be forced to give up anonymity as well. Will they have to weigh privacy concerns against your offer of a ride to the beach? If your riding companion logs in to your car’s hotspot with their phone, the resulting data may make it possible to know not just where you are, but who you’re with.
Read more on Forbes.