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New Rules Don't Limit Use of Data Collected by Vehicles' 'Black Boxes'

The government plans to release new rules for controversial car black boxes this summer, according to a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The rules don't require automakers to install the boxes in every car, but they do require the boxes to record a minimum of 29 pieces of data, more than most black boxes currently record. Privacy advocates say they're disappointed that the rules don't limit the amount of data the boxes can record or address concerns about how recorded data can be collected or used.

Driving Big Brother, Wired News, June 21, 2005.