INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published January 15, 2014, 06:34 PM

Minnesota Senator Franken is pressing car companies to be more open about data collected from GPS

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Minnesota Senator Al Franken is pressing car companies to be more open about what they do with data collected from your G-P-S.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Minnesota Senator Al Franken is pressing car companies to be more open about what they do with data collected from your G-P-S.

The push comes on the heels of a report which finds that all car companies investigated, including Detroit's Big 3, collect and share location information.

Franken is asking Ford to clarify exactly what kind of data it gathers from customer vehicles, and who else sees it.

The letter was prompted by a Ford executive. Who said "we know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it."

Sen. Al Franken/Minnesota: “I believe that Americans have a fundamental right to privacy and to know who and give approval to whoever is taking their location and whether or not they're storing that information.”

Franken is gearing up to re-introduce a location privacy bill to Congress in the coming months.

Tags: