May 18, 2023 – A new car is a computer on wheels. The average vehicle today is 1,400 microchips Initialization. Since your car is connected, it can also collect a lot of data about you.
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what do they want to know?
The Vehicle Privacy Report is produced by a company called Privacy4Cars. The company removes synced personal data before reselling used vehicles. This is how automakers comply with privacy laws.
There are ways to take advantage of their work. Just enter his VIN of the car and this tool will spit out all the privacy policies about the company that made your car.
Connecting VIN gives us:
- Details such as your name, address, email address and driver’s license number.
- Location data that tells you where you are and where you’ve been.
- Biometrics collected by car microphones and cameras.
- Voice recordings collected by the car’s voice assistant.
- Data synced from connected devices, such as call logs, text messages, and contacts.
The tool also lists who the information is shared with, such as insurance companies, governments, and data brokers.
If you’re using GPS, asking directions via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, or making phone calls, chances are you’ve got even more dirt on your car.
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One of my team members drives a Kia. The Vehicle Privacy Report provided a complete overview of vehicles. Kia uses the information we collect to predict your “preferences, traits, tendencies, behaviors, attitudes, or similar behavioral information.”
The South Korean automaker also shares and sells its information to its parent company, subsidiaries, sister companies and service providers (analytics partners, advertising agencies, social networks).
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We also share your information in response to government requests. You can remove all data from your car.
Want to remove tracking data from your car?
Privacy4Cars has a free iOS and android An app that removes personal information from the vehicle you drive or connected vehicles. This includes phone books, call logs, text messages, navigation history, home addresses, garage door codes, passwords, biometrics, and vehicle credentials.
The app contains visual step-by-step instructions to easily remove your personal information. Use Privacy4Cars every time you rent a car or rideshare before you sell, give away or trade in your vehicle.
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