GAO Knocks Vehicle Navigation Cos. For Privacy Shortfalls

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 4:20 PM EST) -- Vehicle location tracking is being deployed without industry-standard disclosures and privacy controls, the Government Accountability Office said Monday, prompting a U.S. senator to renew calls for related legislation that stalled last year.

The watchdog report, dated Dec. 6 and released Monday, examined location-based services offered by automakers and navigation technology providers and found that some companies are operating in the space with data security policies that don't adhere to recommended industry practices.

The services offer real-time traffic information, emergency assistance and help tracking down desired destinations...
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