Crazy: @chbmeyer says he asked what kind of personal data his car collects & shares with the company.

Here you go, dystopian shit:

- Charging history
- Temperature
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
- Geolocation


That's fine, they don't collect passengers' names and addresses. Phew.


@Arco Idk; best ask @chbmeyer who has done the data subject request.

@xuv @ilumium @chbmeyer Worth saying that, due to the GDPR, they can't actually _collect_ this info without consent - my Zoe had been harrassing me on power-on for months begging me to let it share this data with goodness-knows-who, but I always refused. It appears to have stopped harrassing me after a service, I think they updated the firmware to remove the nags maybe.

@seachaint @xuv @ilumium @chbmeyer or they just clicked "yes" and you don't know yet… better check

@oreolek @xuv @ilumium @chbmeyer Oh I did! I fully expect such silliness.
My dad has a Nissan and it asks on _every_ journey even if you capitulate and consent for one, apparently they are aware that a different driver might be in the car next time but the data is so so precious :picardfacepalm:

@seachaint @xuv @chbmeyer This is really discomforting. Looks like the car industry is a data wild west at the moment with little oversight if any. After has gotten the Big Brother Award in Germany for non-conpliance with , I was hoping there would maybe be a reaction from regulators. But perhaps everyone wants electric cars to succeed so badly that nobody dares to act.

@ilumium @xuv @chbmeyer If other EU countries are anything like Ireland, their data regulators are underfunded and already swamped with work.

@xuv @ilumium @chbmeyer

Yes, deeply disturbing that the vehicle can even be aware of that. And yet, much of the discussion of computer-driven cars requires intercommunication between vehicles on the road, so that they can let each other know where they are. The implications are chilling.


Sandero 2021 model.
They do have emergency call system + GPS.

@ilumium @chbmeyer

@sebsauvage @Kelv1n @chbmeyer If you're based in the EU, would you have time to send a complaint to your local ? I think companies really need to start feeling the heat.


No response on twitter.
Web form can't take my complaint.
Email responded \o/... that the email address is no longer valid /o\

I'm getting tired of all this.

@Kelv1n @chbmeyer

@sebsauvage @Kelv1n @chbmeyer Hm, that's too bad. Some DPAs like Belgium only accept paper complaints. And also accepts paper as an option.

@ilumium @chbmeyer

that's so creepy. I always found this scene in modern family unsettling, and your toot solidifies that feeling:

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