YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS AT RISK: Used vehicles are changing owners with prior personal data (e.g. phone logs, navigation history, cell phone address books, etc.) remaining in the vehicle’s Infotainment, Bluetooth, Navigation, or other in-vehicle technology.
WHY CAR DATA PRIVACY MATTERS: Media, regulators, advocacy groups, lawyers, and industry experts are increasingly concerned about the growing amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) stored in vehicles and the potential impact of electronic PII being exposed to third parties, or exploited by criminals. Leaving PII in your vehicle when you sell, trade-in, or return a rental car puts you at risk for identity theft.
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 different makes, models, years, and trims. Manuals are lengthy and often hard to decipher, or are incomplete. There is no common application or device that can be plugged into each vehicle to accomplish the task of deleting personal data in cars. Compliance is challenging, and service providers typically charge 20-30 minutes of labor per vehicle to wipe personal data.
PRIVACY4CARS©: We developed the largest and fasted growing database of step-by-step visual instructions and a patent-pending process that greatly streamlines and logs the deletion of Personally Identifiable Information (typically down to 2-5 minutes) to provide simple compliance and car privacy protection.
Our technology provides “perfect recall”, allowing users to rapidly and reliably erase all the personal information stored within in-vehicle technology. Privacy4Cars is available either as a stand-alone app or as a plug-in that can be embedded into your own app.
- Crowd Sourcing feature added - Now one can shoot the video for infotainment system of car and upload it, so that if there is any mistake in the instruction set we can update it.
- Bug Fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
What an amazing idea this was! I can clear the data in seconds instead of searching for hours on the web. I didn’t realize my data is kept on any car I paired my phone to! Hats off to the developers and project leads on this home run!
Great resource for an important privacy issue
This app is extremely easy and clear to follow. Provides a great resource to protect individuals personal information and should be used by everyone before selling or trading in a car.
Sweet idea: why do you want me to create an account in your database so that I can remove my data from another database?
Lol: guest account has 2 free wipes. However, if you uninstall and reinstall after using them, you get two more free wipes. This trick earned you 4 stars instead of 2.
- Jack Cooper Transport Company, Inc
- 60.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Privacy4Cars
- In-App Purchases
- 50 Vehicles $69.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.