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    TomTom admits selling drivers' data

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    Tomtom sell you speed camera data and then sell the cops details of where you are speeding LOL

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    Rubbish. They have NOT sold ANY private data regarding any individuals. Just a non-news story with an over-excited headline.

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    so the police know where and when I have been speeding?
    no, so whats the news story?

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    DJ1

    Rubbish. They have NOT sold ANY private data regarding any individuals. … Rubbish. They have NOT sold ANY private data regarding any individuals. Just a non-news story with an over-excited headline.




    It didnt say it had.

    They have simply sold data that highlights where motorists are speeding and the Police have used it to their advantage.

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    guv

    It didnt say it had.They have simply sold data that highlights where … It didnt say it had.They have simply sold data that highlights where motorists are speeding and the Police have used it to their advantage.



    so not really what the title of the post says 'drivers data'?

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    colinsunderland

    so not really what the title of the post says 'drivers data'?



    So what were they then? Runners?

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    guv

    They have simply sold data that highlights where motorists are speeding … They have simply sold data that highlights where motorists are speeding and the Police have used it to their advantage.



    That's my point. It's a non-story. They sold some info to the Dutch police showing where people were speeding. So? The Dutch police are now going to catch more criminals. This is a good thing yet portrayed as ANOTHER story about "our data" being "misused"

    It's bad journalism


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    guv

    So what were they then? Runners?



    so I use tom tom, what information do they about me?
    drivers data to me suggests personal data

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    colinsunderland

    so I use tom tom, what information do they about me?drivers data to me … so I use tom tom, what information do they about me?drivers data to me suggests personal data




    I suppose it it had said "personal drivers data", you would have had a good argument. I'll just re-read it and check.......

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    colinsunderland

    so I use tom tom, what information do they about me?drivers data to me … so I use tom tom, what information do they about me?drivers data to me suggests personal data



    None. None whatsoever.
    I switch my Tom Tom on, enter a postcode and drive. There is absolutely no way at all that they have any personal data on me whatsoever because there is no physical way of me giving it to them via my Tom Tom

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    guv

    I suppose it it had said "personal drivers data", you would have had a … I suppose it it had said "personal drivers data", you would have had a good argument. I'll just re-read it and check.......



    so whats the problem with selling some data that doesn't relate to anyone and could be used to reduce people speeding?

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    colinsunderland

    so whats the problem with selling some data that doesn't relate to … so whats the problem with selling some data that doesn't relate to anyone and could be used to reduce people speeding?



    None whatsoever imho (But then, I've not been making a song and dance about it)..... and as long as TomTom is updated with the position of the new cameras, all is cool. Obviously the owners of TT don't feel the same though, as they felt the need to apologise and promise not to do it again.

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    whatsThePoint

    Just as well you never plug it into a PC for updates etc, oh wait...They … Just as well you never plug it into a PC for updates etc, oh wait...They have admitted selling data that can be used to position where people are speeding, that info has to come from somewhere, do you know for a fact that position of fastest speed recorded by your gps isn't sent to them



    Really??? You are mad.

    Tom Tom do not have any personal data on me nor are they able to “capture” it whilst I am using their device. I bought the sat nav, charged it up and then use it as a sat nav. It is not connected to the internet and I have never entered any information such as my name, address, car reg etc etc….mainly because it doesn’t allow me to!

    They are NOT tracking and collating specific personal data, all they will be holding is data such as “A car went Xmph on X road on X date” – they won’t know which car or who was driving it.

    It’s just a sat-nav system, not Skynet!!



    Has anyone even read the article ?

    Europe's largest satellite navigation maker has apologised to customers … Europe's largest satellite navigation maker has apologised to customers for selling their data, which was then used by Dutch police to set speed traps.

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