Car tracking data raises concerns in Montana


by Sanjay Talwani

HELENA — All new cars sold in the United States will have data recorders that track the vehicle’s activities starting this fall, and all that data is raising privacy concerns in Montana.

Cars sold in America and in all of next year’s models will have devices that monitor engine function, and can turn on that check engine light in your car. But they can also find a lot more…

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is a co-sponsor of the Drivers Privacy Act which takes aim at the issue. “I think we’re on new ground here and that’s the point. This Driver Privacy Act is good because it protects people’s privacy.”