Privacy4Cars: Vehicle Privacy

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3.8
43 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Quickly & intuitively delete the Nonpublic Personal Information vehicles increasingly capture while building records to demonstrate compliance with privacy, security, and data retention laws and regulations. Protect the reputation of your business and avoid expensive fines and lawsuits! PRIVACY4CARS is a recognized leader in the vehicle privacy technology space: our patented solution was featured in 100+ media outlets, including:
THE WASHINGTON POST “If you’re selling your car or returning a lease or rental, take the time to delete the data on its infotainment system. An app called Privacy4Cars offers model-by-model directions.”
CAR & DRIVER “This is a more business-friendly method of cleaning things up, including creating a compliance record. As we start sharing more and more connected cars, tech like this will become less and less optional.”
GEAR PATROL “Saves you time (and frantic Googling) by providing simple, step-by-step instructions for deleting your personally-identifiable information from any car.” - 7 ESSENTIAL APPS EVERY DRIVER SHOULD HAVE
NATIONAL LAW REVIEW “Some of the information/entertainment systems in these connected cars maintain very personal information. You never know who might get their hands on that data down the road. Check out an app called Privacy4Cars”
THE KIM KOMANDO SHOW “One of a kind platform" - TOP APPS YOU DIN'T KNOW
AUTO REMARKETING "Now there is a way auctions, dealers and fleet managers can have detail-level cleaning of a vehicle’s technology system"

We built the largest database of visual step-by-step instructions covering thousands of makes, models, years, trims, and firmware updates. Select the car you want to wipe (or scan the VIN), match the system, and follow the directions. No more flipping through long, unclear, outdated, or missing manuals. No wasting time searching online. No "winging it" and make it impossible to prove compliance. Our tool is simple, fast, requires minimal training and our process is scalable, repeatable, and measurable. Our business records can prove you are protecting consumers and feed Condition Reports, CPO inspection points, and Vehicle History logs.
We serve top retail & wholesale biz in the vehicle auction, dealership, repossession, leasing and auto loan banks and captive market. Their legal and ops teams say PRIVACY4CARS is the easy, inexpensive and best risk management solution.
Our Software Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy to embed our process in your app.

WHAT DATA IS IN CARS: drive or sync your smartphone (via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or the USB), and your car will download & store lots of data! The home address, garage door codes, contact book, call logs, text messages, music, detailed GPS location, voice & video recordings, phone IDs, info about files, photos, & apps on your phone (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) and much more could be stored in the infotainment and other systems! Unless you wipe this data, it will remain in the car indefinitely - and anybody could access it.

WHY WIPING VEHICLE DATA: 52% of consumers strongly "worry about personal data that can still be found in cars when you return or sell them" [LeasePlan 2020 Car Data & Privacy Survey]. Identity theft and data breaches are the #2 vehicle hack [Upstream].
Regulators like the FTC in the USA and the European Data Protection Board in the EU, activists like Privacy International and BIPA, and many law enforcement and security experts issued warnings or recommend wiping Personal Data at every vehicle handoff. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Canada's PIPEDA, and many more privacy, security, and data retention laws require businesses to protect the Nonpublic Personal Information of customers, including from devices such as automobiles. Many jurisdictions require no need to prove actual harm: lack of "reasonable security" can lead to expensive fines and lawsuits (including class action) and damage your company's reputation.
Updated on
Jun 16, 2022

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 Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.8
43 reviews
A Google user
December 23, 2019
All the app does it tell you how to do a factory reset to your infotainment system. Given that I can find that information in a book called "THE OWNER'S MANUAL" the app is useless and a waste of time and money. Speaking of money, do not waste any of it on buying more "resets" since it does the same thing for all cars.
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Privacy4Cars
April 2, 2020
Hi Phil, in the words of GearPatrol (who ranked us as one of the "Seven essential apps every driver should have") "The Privacy4Cars app saves you time (and frantic Googling) by providing simple, step-by-step instructions for deleting your personally-identifiable information from any car." Many manuals are unclear or outdated... and we are FREE.
B B
January 4, 2021
This app SUCKS! I downloaded it, registered, selected my specific car make and model, and TWICE it proceeded to give me the steps for the WRONG model! Your app used up my two free wipes using the WRONG car model, despite me specifically selecting the correct one. I'm really p.o.'d about this and view this as deliberate by your app in an effort to force people to pay. Just be upfront and make it clear that all people have to pay to use it if that is really what you're after. 😡
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Privacy4Cars
May 27, 2021
Hello, sorry about the issue. Rest assured there is no deliberate effort to push people to pay. We would like to help. Please contact us at support@privacy4cars.com and let us know what vehicle you selected. Best regards
Dave Velocity
June 6, 2022
Completely useless. Couldn't find the correct Navigation / Radio / HVAC system in my car.
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What's new

1. Introduced the consignor selection pop up.
2. Made the photo taking mandatory on last step of the instruction for selective consignors.
3. Improved the Garage Door opener reset flow.