USA: Federal Agency Seeks Car Location Tracking Info re. Domestic Abuse Concerns
Thursday, January 11, 2024 3:20 PM

The chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has requested from nine large automobile manufacturers information on their location-tracking and remote-control technology, out of concern about how these features can be misused by domestic abusers.  In her letter, Jessica Rosenworcel wrote "No survivor of domestic violence and abuse should have to choose between giving up their car and allowing themselves to be stalked and harmed by those who can access its data and connectivity."  She also wrote asking for such information from several wireless carriers.  Her deadline for responses is January 26.  Reuters and The New York Times have reported on domestic-abuse victims' claims that their cars have been repeatedly tampered with.

Compiled from: Dan Levine and Kristina Cooke, "US agency seeks car location tracking details over domestic abuse concerns," Reuters, Jan. 11, 2024.