It looks like tech-savvy drivers will have to lead connected car data purge

The privacy issues thrown up by connected cars don’t seem to be going anywhere soon.

Drivers of cars from BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz have reported that previous owners retain unfettered access to the data and controls of connected cars after resale. The problem is international and extends to hire cars due to drivers connecting their smartphones to rented rides.

If smartphones are spies in your pocket, connected cars are spies on wheels.