Cars: Privacy not included

The Mozilla foundation reviewed the Internet of cars, and It’s Official: Cars Are the Worst Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy:

All 25 car brands we researched earned our *Privacy Not Included warning label – making cars the official worst category of products for privacy that we have ever reviewed.

Car makers collect too much information, sell it to whomever, don’t give driver / owners / leasee control over the data, and don’t can’t disclose what kind of privacy invasion they perform. Sometime their TOS that I’m sure 100% of people read and understand (#sarcasm) say they’d just give your info to the cops, like Amazon does for door bells.

Car manufacturers expect the drivers or owners to read the privacy policy to their passengers, and assume consent by the simple fact of riding in the car. And there is no choice. I mean maybe just buy an older used gas car. Or maybe yank the cellular connectivity.

And Tesla is the worst, like it should shock anyone.

Really read the post. It’s frightening and depressing at the same time.

So what are the regulators gonna do? I have an idea. Absolutely nothing. And given the industry history of self regulation (hello Volkswagen), then you know where this is going.