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Old 21st May 2024, 15:26   #1
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FTC warns carmakers against selling illegally collected private data of customers

According to reports, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Office of Technology has issued a warning to automakers that sell cars with connected tech.

As per the reports, connected cars have been on the FTC's radar for years. While they are not taking any specific action against carmakers at this point, FTC did mention that automakers do not have the licence to monetize people's information beyond the purposes needed.

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FTC stated that carmakers do not have the free license to monetize people’s information beyond purposes needed to provide their requested product or service. It went on to add that recurring revenue streams do not outweigh the need for meaningful privacy safeguards.

The commission pointed out enforcement actions taken against companies in other sectors, which have illegally collected and used sensitive data for automated decisions.

Source: ARSTechnica

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Old 23rd May 2024, 08:48   #2
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Re: FTC warns carmakers against selling illegally collected private data of customers

You can't expect US of A to make consumer friendly privacy standards.

Read this statement, "automakers do not have the licence to monetize people's information beyond the purposes needed."

Beyond the purposes needed? This sentence effectively effectively legalises data mining, as long as you can find a decent purpose for it, and with no mention of user consent.
What if I don't want data collection of any kind? What if I'm old school? Silent. Because its USA we're talking about. They're the ones who sent a Trojan Horse to Nokia to kill it, and still, look at media propagating that Nokia died due to lack of innovation or bad touch in their phones (in 2010, when even Androids were not far better).
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