What is your phone telling your rental car?


I don’t often rent a car but here’s some valuable information for those of you who do.

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Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Writing for FTC Consumer Information Website:

When I rent a car, it’s fun to get all the bells and whistles — like navigation, hands-free calls and texts, streaming music and even web browsing. But did you know that cars with these features might keep your personal information, long after you’ve returned your rental car? Here are some things to keep in mind when renting a connected car.

What happens when you rent a connected car? When you use the car’s infotainment system, it may store personal information. It may keep locations you entered in GPS or visited when travelling in the rental car — like where you work or live.

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