Here is an interesting new twist on car technology-the little black box that is in your car may be transmitting and saving data about you. Newer cars are coming equipped with electronic data recorders that capture information about speed, steering, and brake use before a crash. Additionally, newer cars are coming with GPS and hands-free phones that store our caller information. These features are designed with our safety in mind; however an unfortunate by-product is that it allows the collection and storage of private information sometimes without the owner's knowledge or consent.
On the one hand, this information could be valuable if you are an investigator working on a case involving a car accident, whether it be criminal or civil. On the other hand, it does create certain privacy concerns.
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