Concerns on Data Collection Raised by Connected Cars in China

Concerns on Data Collection Raised by Connected Cars in China


The collection of sensitive data such as location information by connected cars in China, and the sharing of it with the government has reportedly raised privacy concerns worldwide.

While no similar incidents had been reported in the US, Europe, and Japan where connected cars are increasingly being adopted, Navigant Research analyst Sam Abuelsamid says that having the potential to collect more data about people in their cars means there is going to be potential for abuses too.

It was also pointed out that as automakers collect more data on drivers, they are more likely to look for ways to profit. An example would be the built-in display screens and mapping software that are ideal spots for showing ads, similar to what companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon already do.
Source: Japan Today

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