OnStar Abandons Controversial Driver Tracking Policy

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Facing an outcry from privacy advocates and at least three members of Congress, OnStar LLC backpedaled Tuesday on changes to its privacy policy that would have allowed it to collect data on customers’ cars after they canceled the company’s service.

The General Motors Co. subsidiary said in a statement on its website that it was reversing its planned new terms and conditions unveiled earlier this month and wouldn’t keep customers’ vehicle data after cancellation.

The move comes a day after Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., asked the...
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