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Auto “Black Boxes” Raise Privacy Concerns

GEO PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

June 7, 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the growing use of “black boxes” that are placed on windscreens to help lower car insurance rates. The technology can combine video recording and GPS data to help prove traffic accident faults. New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties (NSW CCL) warns the new technology has given rise to privacy risks, the report states. An example would be an employer installing a device without an employee’s consent. A NSW CCL representative said the practice would be “an outrageous invasion of employee’s privacy.”
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