by Mike Masnick

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gps, privacy, tracking

gm, onstar

Even If You Cancel Your OnStar Service, The Company Will Still Track (And Sell) Your Location

from the how-nice-of-them dept

GM subsidiary OnStar is apparently alerting its customers that even if they decide to cancel their service in the future, OnStar will still track information about them -- and, of course, potentially sell that data.
“What’s changed [is that if] you want to cancel your OnStar service, we are going to maintain a two-way connection to your vehicle unless the customer says otherwise.”
OnStar is spinning this as a plan to make it "easier to re-enroll" as a customer, but it also seems to admit that there's demand out there for the data that OnStar collects, so it has plenty of incentive to get more such data, even from non-customers. Of course, they don't even seem to acknowledge the creepiness factor of canceling a service, and then still having that service track your every move.

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    ComputerAddict (profile), 22 Sep 2011 @ 12:03pm

    Re: OnStar Clarification

    Since I already canceled two years ago are you going to call me and give me that option now? Because that option wasn't offered when I canceled at the time. Am I going to be tracked?

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