Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the new policy of OnStar, which tracks drivers with installed GPS tracking technology, even after customers have cancelled services. Shumer is calling on the company to voluntarily disable the practice, according to Empire State News.
This past Monday, OnStar announced its policy change that would require drivers to opt-out of the program to stop it, prompting Senator Schumer to call on the FTC to investigate whether OnStar is engaging in an unfair trade practice. OnStar Executive Director Linda Marshall also received a letter from Schumer, asking the company to revisit the policy change and refrain from such implementing such tactics.
“By tracking drivers even after they’ve cancelled their service, OnStar is attempting one of the most brazen invasions of privacy in recent memory,” Schumer told Empire State News. “I urge OnStar to abandon this policy and for FTC to immediately launch a full investigation to determine whether the company’s actions constitute an unfair trade practice.”