Privacy4Cars: Vehicle Privacy

3.4
56 reviews
5K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The Privacy4Cars App is designed for auto businesses but includes a few consumer features. Get more info on what the app does and how user data is treated differently in each section.

FOR AUTO BUSINESSES:
Join hundreds of retail and wholesale auto businesses who rely on our multi-patented process to quickly and intuitively delete personal information consumers often leave behind, manage data deletion activities for the vehicles in your inventory, automatically build compliance records, share certificates of deletion with customers, and make fair disclosures to consumers about the data practices of vehicles, including what data the manufacturer and popular in-vehicle services collect and share/sell. Privacy4Cars is also available as a Software Development Kit (SDK) so you can add these features to your own app.
More than 4 out of 5 vehicles are resold at dealerships and auto auctions while still containing the data of prior users. Not deleting unencrypted data of consumers stored in electronic devices (e.g. collected from sensors and from the smartphones and tablets consumers connect to vehicles, such as home address, garage codes, geolocation records, text messages, biometrics, various identifiers, photos taken, files downloaded, etc.) puts your business at risk of fines, lawsuits, and regulatory action (200+ laws regulate it).
More than 9 out of 10 dealership associates are unable to make even simple data privacy disclosures to consumers who are shopping for vehicles. Not representing fully or correctly the data capabilities and practices of automakers and of popular service providers is a significant Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP) legal risk.
Both issues also create significant exposure from a reputation and continued business operations standpoint.
Conversely, having an efficient, robust, and repeatable process to delete consumer personal information from vehicles and being able to reliably make privacy disclosures for cars for sale can turn privacy into a business advantage and a source of differentiation and growth.
Find out more at https://privacy4cars.com.

FOR CONSUMERS:
If during the registration process you identify as a consumer, the Privacy4Cars app has a distinct set of consumer features and your data is treated differently (e.g. GPS positioning is no longer mandatory because we don’t need to create compliance records, your activity is not actively monitored because there is no need to manage KPIS and activity reports, etc.). We try, within the constraint of having a singular app for two very different audiences, to minimize collection and use of your data. Importantly, we do not believe you should be accessing these features by “paying with your data”: we don’t have an ad business and we don’t sell this data nor share it unless you specifically ask us to (e.g. by appointing us as your agent to reduce your vehicle data footprint).
Registration is required both to determine which features and data practices need to be applied to your account, and to prevent businesses from using free features that are meant for consumers.
In the app, consumers can access Vehicle Privacy Reports, they can find auto businesses who are responsibly taking action to protect the data of consumers, and can self-delete data from their vehicles if their dealership or car rental company does not.
Updated on
Feb 21, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.4
50 reviews
Ben
December 20, 2023
Deleting data from automobiles is extremely easy for anyone to do. We absolutely do not need your data collection app disguised as a tool to delete car infotainment data. Your app is not capable of doing this because you're not actually connected to the cars computer system. Edit 12-20-23 , Warranty is still active after deleting data and contacting customer support at Toyota. Nice try... still don't trust you.
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Privacy4Cars
December 20, 2023
Sorry Ben, but data deletion shouldn't be performed connecting to cars which voids the warranty. It may be easy but not for everyone & 90% cars are resold with data in it. Fortunately many advocates, journalists & automotives like & support what we do & we are financially supported by businesses hence we don't need to harvest data, share & sell it.
Unknown User
January 8, 2024
"Privacy". The first thing this app does is ask for your name, email address and a credit card to buy some janky report. No thanks.
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Privacy4Cars
January 15, 2024
We require registration to prevent businesses free-riding. Unfortunately we have no other mechanism at this time to preserve our B2B revenue which is necessary to keep the free consumer offering free. All reports are free, no credit card needed. We'd love to understand this latter comment, please contact support@privacy4cars.com. Thank you
Dan Kelly
September 7, 2023
Seems more like a predatory app to collect YOUR information instead of deleting it off your car since the super intricate way they told me to erase the data was just to factory reset my infotainmemt system. Duh. Going after technology-illiterate people who are terrified of technology.
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Privacy4Cars
September 12, 2023
Hi Dan, our goal is to guide every person with accurate & thorough process of deleting personal data from their infotainment system. As we continue to offer the app as a free download for consumers, we had to introduce the registration process to prevent abuse. Rest assured that we do not sell or share any of your personal information.

What's new

Bug fix for VINs scanned by OCR Scanner Functionality