Ghostly data can haunt companies, sellers are warned
New technology is bringing unexpected headaches for business car managers.
The growing number of models with on-board hard drives for multi-media and personal information and preferences has created a ghost which can haunt vehicle owners long after the car or van passes out of their hands on the resale market.
Data protection legislation means any personal data on a vehicle’s hard-drive systems must be deleted.
The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) has issued a best practice guide to its members to help them address the growing issue.
The technological evolution of satellite navigation, phone kits and entertainment systems means everyday more personal driver information is stored on the car’s hard drives, from their entire phone book to personal addresses.
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