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Maine Officials Concerned about Finance Firm's Request

GEO PRIVACY—U.S.

August 18, 2010

Officials in Maine are concerned about a finance company's recent query about placing GPS devices in financed vehicles, MPBN reports. "I foresee a fairly small step from that to a more immediate situation in which the owners of the contracts are keeping an eye on the activities of consumers," said State Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Superintendent Will Lund. "Certainly it raises privacy issues." According to the report, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is looking into the matter.
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