Franken Wants Ford To Reveal GPS Data Gathering Practices

Law360, Chicago (January 16, 2014, 1:52 PM EST) -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., called on Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday to explain its practices for gathering GPS data from cars in the wake of last week's comments from a Ford executive that raised eyebrows among privacy advocates.

In a letter to Ford CEO Alan Mullaly, Franken criticized the carmaker for fostering confusion among consumers with mixed signals about what location data it collects and whether it shares that data with third parties, and demanded that the company clarify its policies by Feb. 1.

The letter...
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