Effective in December 2011 OnStar GPS navigation-and-emergency-services
collect vehicle data for those customers who terminate their agreements.
The 10 page OnStar
Privacy Statement states that:
the Data Connection to your Vehicle is deactivated, data about your Vehicle
will continue to be collected even if you do not have a Plan. It is important
that you convey this to other drivers, occupants, or subsequent owners of your
Vehicle. You may deactivate the Data Connection to your Vehicle at any time by
contacting an OnStar Advisor.
In addition to GPS location data the
Privacy Statement goes on to specify what information OnStar collects:
It will be interesting to see how
many OnStar customers will allow this tracking when their contracts end. GPS
data intrudes on personal privacy whether it's an iPhone, iPad, or OnStar
device. But do people really think about their GPS privacy?
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