It's Official: Cars Are the Worst Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy | Mozilla Foundation
What Data Does My Car Collect About Me and Where Does It Go?
Various devices such as cameras and temperature sensors are installed in automobiles, and various devices such as 'surrounding images', 'audio inside the vehicle', 'location information', 'travel distance', 'turning angle of the steering wheel', 'time when the door was opened', etc. information can be recorded. Furthermore, many of the recent cars are equipped with a function to link with smartphones, and technically it is possible to access personal information such as 'contact information', 'schedule', and 'music you are listening to'.
The analysis revealed that car brands clearly state in their privacy policies that personal information such as 'contacts,' 'schedule,' and 'music you're listening to' can be accessed and used for purposes other than car management. . The Mozilla Foundation said, ``All the car brands surveyed collect more personal information than necessary,'' and more information than products that are closely related to personal information such as smartphones and healthcare apps. He points out that he is collecting.
The table below shows “Data use”, “Whether users can control the collection of personal information (Data control)”, “Whether personal information is properly protected (Track record)”, Items that the Mozilla Foundation judged to be problematic from the perspective of whether security standards are met (Security) and whether personal information is used for AI learning (AI) are marked with an 'x'.
|brand||Data use||Data control||Track record||Security||AI||comprehensive evaluation|
|renault||×||×||There is a problem|
|dacia||×||×||There is a problem|
|BMW||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Subaru||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|fiat||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|jeep||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|chrysler||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|dodge||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Volkswagen||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Toyota||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|lexus||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|ford||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|lincoln||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|audi||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Mercedes-Benz||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Honda||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|acura||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|kia||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|chevrolet||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|buick||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|GMC||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Cadillac||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|hyunde||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Nissan||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
|Tesla||×||×||×||×||×||There is a problem|
The Mozilla Foundation has launched a signature campaign asking the automotive industry to limit the collection of personal information, which can be signed online at the link below.
Car Companies: Stop Your Huge Data Collection Programs