London, United Kingdom, May 03, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Vehicle Data Clear is the first of its kind to offer a service, enabling individuals and organisations to clear any data stored on the vehicles, without affecting the cars’ factory settings. Since the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica news, privacy of information and data sharing is being taken more seriously and the service is likely to be welcomed by organisations owning or leasing vehicles as they will need to comply with the new data protection rules that come into force in May this year.
During the life span of a vehicle, user data such as navigation and Bluetooth information is collected and stored within the vehicle’s systems. If the data is not removed when the vehicle is at the end of its contract and personal data remains available to others, then this is a breach of the Data Protection Act and companies could be fined. Fines for data breaches and non-compliance can be up to £20m or 4% of global annual turnover.
Vehicle Data Clear has developed its own system to provide a comprehensive, data clearing service that can be completed the day it is ordered. The company’s trained specialists will arrive on site and perform the tasks required and automatically issue a compliancy certiﬁcate at the end of each job, ensuring company and personal data is protected.
Many individuals are not aware that their data is being stored. Research company Solace polled 1,500 connected car owners and discovered that only 38 percent of them knew that their cars could store personally identifiable information about them. With 48 percent unaware, this was the case.
Says Anesh Chauhan, founder of Vehicle Data Clear, "Cars are becoming more connected, both to remote systems for navigation and with our personal information and preferences. However, the general public is unaware of this information being stored. Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) will make our lives easier, every new data entry interface increases the number of potential targets for hackers and data needs clearing to protect it from reaching unbeknown third parties. Our new service will give individuals and organisations peace of mind that their data is safe."
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