We're the Researchers who looked into the privacy of 25 of the top car brands. All of them failed our review. AMA!
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Hi, we’re Jen Caltrider, Misha Rykov and Zoe MacDonald- lead Researchers of the *Privacy Not Included Guide from Mozilla! We're also joined by Andrea from Privacy4Cars,a privacy-tech company focused on solving privacy challenges posed by vehicle data, and we’re all here to answer your burning questions about our recent Cars + Privacy report.
We’ve reviewed a lot of product privacy policies over the years, but the car category is the worst for privacy that we have ever reviewed. All 25 of of the brands we researched failed our review and earned our *Privacy Not Included label; a sad first.Here's a summary of what we found:
- They collect too much personal data (all of them) - On top of collecting information regarding your in-car app usage and connected services, they can also collect super intimate information about you -- from your medical information, your genetic information, to your “sex life”
- Most (84%) share or sell your data, and some (56%) also say they can share your information with the government or law enforcement in response to a “request.”
- Most (92%) give drivers little to no control over their personal data - All but two of the 25 car brands we reviewed earned our “ding” for data control
- We couldn’t confirm whether any of them meet our Minimum Security Standards
Learn more about our findings and read the full report here.
Also! Check out Privacy4Cars' Vehicle Privacy Report to know about and take actions for your vehicle.
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