GM Backs Down From Spying On OnStar Equipped Cars

I’m guessing that GM must have figured out that it was in a no win situation. I say that because GM announced that it will not be spying on OnStar equipped cars even if you don’t subscribe to OnStar:

GM said yesterday it will disable the data connection to vehicles once customers cancel the OnStar navigation, safety and security service. The Detroit-based automaker had said last week it would keep collecting information and may sell it under terms of service due to go into effect Dec. 1.

This is a win if you value your privacy. But as far as I am concerned, we should still ask questions about what GM does do with any data it collects from current customers. That to me is just as important as what it does with non-customers data.

One Response to “GM Backs Down From Spying On OnStar Equipped Cars”

  1. […] not an OnStar subscriber, but the hardware was still live. Something that I wrote about in part a few years ago. For the record, here’s GM’s stance on […]

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