The Atlantic: How Self-Driving Cars Will Threaten Privacy

Self-driving cars offer a huge potential value for companies who mine individual data and use it for marketing and other services. From a privacy protection standpoint, self-driving car makers could require an opt-in from consumers before collecting their data—but even that approach is often imperfect. For one thing, self-driving car manufacturers could choose to make opting in a requirement for using the technology at all. And even if individuals are given the choice to opt out of sharing their data—as anyone who has signed a tech platform’s terms of service without reading it knows—terms of service agreements are often lengthy, full of legal jargon, and difficult to parse. (paraphrased from the article)

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