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PostSubject: Tom Tom sells GPS data to Authorities    Sun May 08, 2011 2:45 am


The report goes on to say:

TomTom's main rival, Garmin, said it tracked customers' "location, speed and direction when the device is in use", and the data was sent back to Garmin when users connected their device to their computer. However, Garmin said it did not sell the data to any other companies and users could opt out.

"The use of this data is limited to developing and providing Garmin customers with improved routing information only," Garmin said.


Mr Kearney said TomTom was hoping to offer the data - which includes journey times, speeds and routes taken - to Australian organisations like the RTA and VicRoads in the second half of this year, although nothing had been confirmed. He said he would have to examine ways of preventing them from using it to set speed traps.

Mr Kearney goes on to say they will continue to provide the data but will change the licence agreement to preclude using the data in an untoward way against drivers. He probably believes in Santa Claus as well.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/cartech/outrage-over-tomtom-speed-traps-for-motorists-20110506-1ebc2.html#ixzz1LiKDAQ8w
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Tom sells GPS data to Authorities    Sun May 08, 2011 2:53 pm

Big brother is everywhere. Best suggestion don't connect to the grid Smile
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