64 Alerts From the PRIVACY Tag


An Expectation of Privacy: NMA E-Newsletter #432

Earlier this month, the Florida Appeals Court in a 2-1 decision found in the 2013 Palm Beach County DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide case involving Charles Worsham Jr that the Fourth Amendment affords an expectation of privacy for vehicle electronic data recorders (EDRs), aka black boxes. Similar to an airplane black box, a vehicle’s EDR […]

Payment Assurance Devices under Scrutiny: NMA E-Newsletter #428

The Federal Trade Commission has started an investigation into the practice of auto lenders equipping new vehicles with GPS and other devices. A payment assurance device attached to a vehicle’s ignition allows finance companies to remotely and instantly disable the vehicle and prevent it from being driven. If a car goes missing, lenders can use […]

DUI Laws Update Part 1: Location-Tracking Ignition Systems: NMA E-Newsletter #424

If you are one of 11,000 convicted drunk drivers in Minnesota, your car whereabouts are currently known through GPS tracking. Apparently, Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials had implemented a GPS location-tracking for interlock ignition systems without the backing of the state legislature. Representative Peggy Scott (R-Andover) says that when the legislature passed the interlock […]

Young Adults now targeted for GDL: NMA E-Newsletter #414

Earlier this month, the National Safety Council and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation outlined additional guidelines to the already implemented Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program that has already been implemented in many states. This newest set of guidelines seem more like punishment than an actual gateway to adulthood. For example, all new drivers 21 and […]

Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself in the Foot Part 2. Newsletter Readers Respond: NMA E-Newsletter #407

NMA Newsletter #404 on the devices insurance companies want you to use as part of a good driver program and vehicle black boxes (or event data recorders) brought in some great comments for discussion. We thought we would share a few thoughts from NMA members. To read the October 9th NMA E-Newsletter #404, Don’t (Snap)Shoot Yourself […]