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Privacy Act Protects Car Data Information

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If you've purchased a new car recently, it may be recording information about your vehicle's operation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 96 percent of new cars have an event data recorder. It records information such as the direction the vehicle is going, how fast it's going and if the driver and passengers are wearing seat belts.

Senator John Hoeven introduced legislation in Washington that he says will ensure that a driver's personal privacy is respected.

"The driver privacy act will ensure that individuals control any information that's recorded by their cars event data recorder. The new regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation requires all cars made now have this black box or event data recorder that can record a lot of information about your vehicle," says Senator John Hoeven.

The legislation was introduced yesterday.

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