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Do Drivers Really Want to Give GPS Data to Auto Insurers?

07.13.12

All drivers want to save money on auto insurance, however the cost of personal privacy may be at stake with these new discount programs. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal described how State Farm and Progressive now offer discounts to drivers who allow access to on-board devices, some of which includes GPS data from General Motor’s OnStar and Ford’s telematics.

To learn more details about privacy you may be interested to read my July eCommerce Times article entitled “The High Privacy Price of Auto Insurance Monitoring Discounts.”

Many people do not realize how they freely give up their personal privacy and perhaps this new use of auto data usage will be a wake-up call!
 

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