Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OnStar Continues to track personal data on driving patterns even AFTER service is terminateds

The need for data and consumer behavior grows exponentially as do the various methods by which such data may be collected. So it is not at all surprising that Onstar, a major GM supplier, would modify its privacy policy to enable greater sharing of largely aggregate driving pattern data to third parties such as insurance carriers, law enforcement and others who find this information particularly valuable. What is surprising, however, is that onStar would, per their revised privacy policy, still allow for such sharing even after the Onstar service has been terminated.  This seems over-reaching and though I haven't thought of an appropriate legal theory or theories, seems challengeable in the courts.


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