Automakers Commit To Protecting Car-Collected Data

Law360, New York (November 13, 2014, 5:00 PM EST) -- Nineteen car companies on Wednesday committed to incorporating a series of "privacy principles" in their vehicles no later than model year 2017 that they said would limit how personal information collected from vehicles is used and transmitted to third parties.

In a letter sent to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, participating automakers in the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc. and the Association of Global Automakers Inc. said the "privacy principles" would be applied to their vehicles' technologies and services, such as roadside assistance and navigation services, and will provide a baseline for privacy commitments. The principles include provisions for transparency, choice,...

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