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Driver Privacy Act Introduced In US Senate 69

Posted by Soulskill
from the we-know-where-you-drove-last-summer dept.
greatgreygreengreasy writes "In 2005, then-governor of North Dakota John Hoeven signed into law a bill 'ensuring drivers' ownership of their EDR (Electronic Data Recorder) data.' Now a U.S. senator, Hoeven (R-ND) has teamed up with Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, to introduce similar legislation at the Federal level. 'Under this legislation, EDR data could only be retrieved [for specific reasons].' The EFF has expressed concern in the past over the so-called black boxes and their privacy implications. This legislation, however, would not address the recent revelations by a Ford executive on their access to data, since in those cases, 'The vehicle owner or lessee consents to the data retrieval.' The bill has gained the support of about 20 senators so far."
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Driver Privacy Act Introduced In US Senate

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  • by TrollstonButterbeans (2914995) on Friday January 17, 2014 @10:43PM (#45995093)
    Most driver's that want "rights" have very dirty laundry.

    1. Repeat drunk driver who tends to blow stop signs doesn't like having to have special license plates.

    2. Drug runner guy doesn't cameras or cops following them around.

    3. Old coot who can't see doesn't like to take driving test every 5 years.

    4. Pot smoker dude wants an app to show police checkpoints

    But cars are dangerous 2-ton equipment.

    "More than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2009." --- Motor vehicle stats

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.