It seems modern cars are gobbling up all kinds of data about their drivers including – astonishingly – details of their sex lives.
Nissan warns that it is prepared to collect your health, genetic, and other sensitive personal information in order to target you with marketing. Oh, and yes… your “sexual activity”.
Sensitive personal information, including driver’s license number, national or state identification number, citizenship status, immigration status, race, national origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, sexual activity, precise geolocation, health diagnosis data, and genetic information.
It reserves the rights to disclose and share this information, of course, with all manner of other third parties.
And it’s not just Nissan.
7.3.1 Information about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, sex life and political opinions;
The fact that we continue to buy cars from Nissan, Kia, and other companies with similarly nosey privacy policies suggest many of us have no problem with this at all. It’s that or we simply don’t bother to read privacy policies.
Mozilla’s Privacy Not Included project has done a great job of uncovering just how much of a privacy nightmare modern cars are.
Having read Mozilla’s report, it’s no wonder it describe cars as the worst product category it has ever reviewed for privacy.