Automakers jointly privacy policy for newer cars




Several automakers have developed a Privacy Policy to maintain the confidence of motorists. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Toyota are among the alliance of automobile manufacturers.

The policy has three main real concerns. Motorists can expect according to the manufacturers initially transparency. Manufacturers want to distribute their privacy through user manuals and on their websites. Manufacturers also make clear that sensitive information is given priority when it comes to security, such as the locations where the car was. Finally manufacturers report that there should be clear guidelines about when something may be shared with other agencies.

The companies promise further that there is no more information than necessary is collected. Processing data would also allowed only for business purposes and they put themselves in that they can no longer store data than necessary.

Sensors, software and connectivity through example 4g ​​offer drivers more and more opportunities, but at the same time, the privacy of road users more at stake. The established rules according to the report in force no later than the 2017 models.



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