December 27, 2003

Privacy Concerns with Vehicles

The New York Times is reporting about how the combination of GPS and the ability for a car to transmit data lead to serious privacy compromises. It is interesting to note that the company making the technology claims that hackers cannot intercept the information because it is protected. I'm curious if they did a good job with that. Regardless, location data can be subpoenaed. I don't think that our society nor our legal system are prepared for the privacy implications of these technologies. One example in the article is of a man who used a "black box" such as those found in airplanes to track his ex-girlfriend. He received 9 months in prison. Posted by Avi Rubin at December 27, 2003 12:37 AM