Possible Privacy Violations From New Corvettes Show Need For Legal Team to Include Privacy Experts

Doing business in the modern world’s regulatory environment is challenging. The number of rules and regulations that apply to almost every industry are so voluminous that no one person can know them all.

That is why you need a team. A team of experts where each stays up to date on the current laws within their particular field of expertise.

This is as true for small to mid-sized companies as it is for an automotive giant like General Motors. Even GM’s (presumably) high-paid legal counsel can’t know everything — especially if they are not focused on staying up to date with quickly evolving fields such as privacy and information security law, as the following example demonstrates:

“You can even capture video and data when someone else is driving the car with Valet Mode, giving you extra peace of mind.”Not exactly.

Depending on which state the valet is, it might give the Corvette owner a criminal mind. While engineers may have thought a “baby monitor” for the car was a great idea, lawyers apparently didn’t review the feature closely. Last week, as first reported on Corvette Forum, car parent company GM sent out notices to dealerships and to new Corvette owners warning them not to use the feature, because it’s a wee bit illegal in some states to record someone’s expletives about how awesome driving your car is without their consent.

via Whoops. New Corvettes Come With Illegal Spying Feature..

 

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