‘Wiretaps on wheels’: Drivers warned their data privacy is not guaranteed in modern vehicles

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Researchers are warning that modern cars are “wiretaps on wheels”, with manufacturers failing to give drivers control over their data privacy. In its ‘Privacy Not Included’ survey, the Mozilla Foundation said most major manufacturers admit they may be selling drivers’ personal information, with half of them saying they would share it with governments or law enforcement agencies without a court order. The proliferation of sensors in automobiles – from telematics to fully digitised control consoles – has made them prodigious data-collection hubs. The researchers say drivers are given little or n…

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