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Franken, Coons Urge OnStar To Reconsider

GEO PRIVACY—U.S.

September 23, 2011

Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have written a letter to OnStar voicing concerns over the company's recent announcement that it will change its privacy policy, reports The Hill. "OnStar's actions appear to violate basic principles of privacy and fairness for OnStar's approximately six million customers--especially for those customers who have already ended their relationships with your company," the letter reads. The senators say the company's actions reinforce the need for a law protecting consumer data. The letter asks OnStar for details on whether it has suffered a data breach in the past and what it plans to do with the data. 
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