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What your car’s data forensics might reveal, and why we care

Wonder what can be done with data?  Let’s highlight some work by the Intercept about law enforcement agencies extracting data from cars.    US Customs and Border patrol has purchased “vehicle forensics kits” which, quote “promise cops access to a vast array of sensitive personal information quietly stored in the infotainment consoles and various other computers used by modern vehicles — a tapestry of personal details akin to what CBP might get when cracking into one’s personal phone. MSAB claims that this data can include “Recent destinations, favorite locations, call logs, contact lists, SMS messages, emails, pictures, videos, social media feeds, and the navigation history of everywhere the vehicle has been.”

The idea – you might have this on your smartphone, and now you can get it from a car.   The fear?  That information will easily trickle down to other law enforcement.  

Why do we care?

For not being a data security only podcast, there’s sure a lot of this recently.      Add this to my list of unlikely sources to have do to data management on – and another reason why this is a powerful offering.

Source: The Verge