“New Tool Shows if Your Car Might Be Tracking You, Selling Your Data”
Motherboard Tech by Vice, May 2, 2023
By Joseph Cox
“The free tool from Privacy4Cars provides some insight on whether your vehicle is collecting and sharing location and other types of data.”
A new tool that is free to use for consumers aims to better inform people about the types of data their particular car manufacturer might be collecting and sharing about their identity and driving patterns.
The Vehicle Privacy Report tool, made by automotive privacy company Privacy4Cars, is based on a manual and automatic analysis of car manufacturers’ data collection policies. Users enter their vehicle identification number (VIN), and the tool provides information based on those policies.
“People never really thought about their car as an electronic device,” Andrea Amico, the founder of Privacy4Cars, told Motherboard. The Vehicle Privacy Report tool, Amico hopes, will lift the “giant fog” about data collection in the automotive industry.
About the Author:
Joseph Cox is a writer for Vice Media Group.
- Vehicle Privacy Report™ by Privacy4Cars.