Delete Car Data and protect User privacy with privacy4cars © App & Apk

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YOUR DATA IS AT RISK:

Used vehicles are changing owners, with prior users’ electronic information (phone logs, navigation history, address books, garage codes, etc.) remaining in the vehicle. Media, regulators, advocacy groups, lawyers, and industry experts are increasingly concerned about the growing amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) stored by vehicles and the potential impact of electronic PII being exposed to third parties or exploited by criminals.

EXISTING SOLUTIONS ARE INADEQUATE:

Resetting the vehicle’s systems to factory settings and wiping the personal data from the vehicle is a time consuming manual effort. The process varies greatly across vehicles of different makes, model, year, and trim. Manuals are lengthy and often hard to decipher or incomplete. There is no common application or device that can be plugged into each vehicle to accomplish this task. Compliance is challenging. Service providers typically charge 20-30 minutes of labor per vehicle.

PRIVACY4CARS©:

We have developed the largest and fastest growing database of step-by-step visual instructions and a patent-pending process that greatly streamlines and logs the deletion of Personally Identifiable Information to provide simple compliance and protection. Our technology provides “perfect recall”, allowing even unskilled operators to rapidly and reliably erase all the personal information. Privacy4Cars is available either as a stand-alone app or as a plug-in that can be embedded in your own app.

rental car companies

Help renters who pair their phones erase their personal information upon returning the vehicle, so your personnel doesn’t have to! Embed our APK in your rent-a-car app and deliver simple peace of mind and self-service to your customers, while addressing FTC’s concerns on car privacy implications for RACs

Banks, Car finance companies, fleets and other wholesalers

Erase Personally Identifiable Information of your customers or your employees from vehicles when they undergo the remarketing process. Improve compliance and keep costs low by using Privacy4Cars at the repossession yards or auctions you already use.

Dealers

Wipe the infotainment system and the universal garage door openers while prepping the vehicles for sale. Avoid car buyers or prospective buyers extracting information about the previous owners while visiting your lot or after their vehicle purchase. Help customers trading in a vehicle erase their information. Privacy4Cars' process is in line with NADA's recommendations to erase personal data.

Auctions, Repossession companies, inspection companies and lot processors

Generate revenue by licensing the Privacy4Cars app and reselling the wiping service to your customers.

Resources and Information

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Connected Rental Cars Leak Personal Driver Data

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Hacked Car Infotainment System Reveals Personal User Data

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