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Ford exec says it doesn't collect or share car location data

Jaikumar Vijayan | Feb. 14, 2014
Automaker contends it only uses data for customer requests and to troubleshoot problems.

The only time Ford shares location data with government or with law enforcement is in the event of an accident or in response to a court order.

In a statement, Franken said he was glad that Ford had responded to his question but said that companies need to provide more to information about location data collection practices to consumers.

"This is sensitive information -- and notices to consumers about this sensitive data shouldn't get lost in fine print," Franken said.

The Senator said he will soon reintroduce a location privacy bill he filed last year.

 

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