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Report: Auto Manufacturers Could be Selling Consumer Data

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Feb. 24, 2020—The CEO and President of the AutoCare Association, Bill Hanvey, says in a report personal data is being transmitted wirelessly to automakers, as noted in a report by WLOS.com.

Hanvey says while the data is primarily used for safety purposes, manufacturers are also stock-piling consumers' personal information, like driving routes and how much they weigh, and selling it.

The complex technology collecting information doesn't just raise a privacy concern, but also gives large manufactures an unfair advantage over local repair shops, by making it impossible for them to access data, the report argues.

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