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Volkswagen says the car must not become a “data monster” in the internet of things – but who’ll protect the customer?

Thu 3 Apr 2014

It was VW’s chairman who used the expression “data monsters” while talking at Cebit and that drivers must be protected from government misuse of data. As car manufacturers increasingly pack their vehicles with data collection devices, Matt Asay, the vice president of business development and corporate strategy at MongoDB, considers the privacy implications for the drivers and if they need to be protected from the car manufacturers and their data-driven deals with partners.

“I’m suggesting that in our frenetic rush to put our data to work we’ve fallen woefully short of figuring out how to balance data protection with data use.”



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