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Ford Reveals GPS Privacy Practices



After SenAl Franken (D-Minn.) pressed Ford to clarify its use of GPS tracking in vehicles, the automaker sent him a letter about its privacy practices on Wednesday.

Jim Farley, Ford’s executive vice-president of global marketing and sales, said at CES in January that the company’s GPS system allows it to “know everyone who breaks the law.” In response, Franken, who often focuses on privacy issues, asked Ford for clarification on its privacy practices

Franken’s letter came on the heels of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that found car companies need clearer privacy policies when it comes to handling consumer data produced by in-car navigation systems. Read more…

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