Proposed New Federal Rule Could Put ‘Big Brother’ in Your Driver’s Seat

August 19, 2013 – In The News
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Fox News called on data privacy authority Scott L. Vernick to discuss a proposed federal rule that would require black boxes or event data recorders (EDRs) in all U.S. automobiles. If passed, the rule could place "Big Brother" in the passenger seat for every drive.

While the device only records information in the brief period before and after a crash, black box data retrieved from U.S. car accidents in a single day would provide more information than a year's worth of crash testing, many believe. Despite the devices’ potential for good, there is growing concern over the privacy and fraud issues that could surface as a result of any data gleaned from the boxes.

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