UW Privacy Office

October 28, 2021

Privacy Concerns Aren’t Keeping Automakers From Selling Massive Amounts of Your Data

Source: Newsweek, October 27, 2021

Privacy Concerns Aren’t Keeping Automakers From Selling Massive Amounts of Your Data

Vehicles are becoming more connected than ever, linking to their maker, other cars and smart devices. As a result, automakers are gathering heaps of driver data every day.

Location, speed, driver ability, entertainment choices, voice requests and other data points emanate from your car every time you drive.

…According to data privacy experts, most drivers don’t know that data is being generated, much less the extent to which their information is being collected, packaged and sold.