Quickly & intuitively delete the Nonpublic Personal Information vehicles increasingly capture while building records to demonstrate compliance with privacy, security, and data retention laws and regulations. Protect the reputation of your business and avoid expensive fines and lawsuits! PRIVACY4CARS is a recognized leader in the vehicle privacy technology space: our patented solution was featured in 100+ media outlets, including:
THE WASHINGTON POST “If you’re selling your car or returning a lease or rental, take the time to delete the data on its infotainment system. An app called Privacy4Cars offers model-by-model directions.”
CAR & DRIVER “This is a more business-friendly method of cleaning things up, including creating a compliance record. As we start sharing more and more connected cars, tech like this will become less and less optional.”
GEAR PATROL “Saves you time (and frantic Googling) by providing simple, step-by-step instructions for deleting your personally-identifiable information from any car.” - 7 ESSENTIAL APPS EVERY DRIVER SHOULD HAVE
NATIONAL LAW REVIEW “Some of the information/entertainment systems in these connected cars maintain very personal information. You never know who might get their hands on that data down the road. Check out an app called Privacy4Cars”
THE KIM KOMANDO SHOW “One of a kind platform" - TOP APPS YOU DIN'T KNOW
AUTO REMARKETING "Now there is a way auctions, dealers and fleet managers can have detail-level cleaning of a vehicle’s technology system"
We built the largest database of visual step-by-step instructions covering thousands of makes, models, years, trims, and firmware updates. Select the car you want to wipe (or scan the VIN), match the system, and follow the directions. No more flipping through long, unclear, outdated, or missing manuals. No wasting time searching online. No "winging it" and make it impossible to prove compliance. Our tool is simple, fast, requires minimal training and our process is scalable, repeatable, and measurable. Our business records can prove you are protecting consumers and feed Condition Reports, CPO inspection points, and Vehicle History logs.
We serve top retail & wholesale biz in the vehicle auction, dealership, repossession, leasing and auto loan banks and captive market. Their legal and ops teams say PRIVACY4CARS is the easy, inexpensive and best risk management solution.
Our Software Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy to embed our process in your app.
WHAT DATA IS IN CARS: drive or sync your smartphone (via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or the USB), and your car will download & store lots of data! The home address, garage door codes, contact book, call logs, text messages, music, detailed GPS location, voice & video recordings, phone IDs, info about files, photos, & apps on your phone (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) and much more could be stored in the infotainment and other systems! Unless you wipe this data, it will remain in the car indefinitely - and anybody could access it.
WHY WIPING VEHICLE DATA: 52% of consumers strongly "worry about personal data that can still be found in cars when you return or sell them" [LeasePlan 2020 Car Data & Privacy Survey]. Identity theft and data breaches are the #2 vehicle hack [Upstream].
Regulators like the FTC in the USA and the European Data Protection Board in the EU, activists like Privacy International and BIPA, and many law enforcement and security experts issued warnings or recommend wiping Personal Data at every vehicle handoff. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Canada's PIPEDA, and many more privacy, security, and data retention laws require businesses to protect the Nonpublic Personal Information of customers, including from devices such as automobiles. Many jurisdictions require no need to prove actual harm: lack of "reasonable security" can lead to expensive fines and lawsuits (including class action) and damage your company's reputation.
1) Introduced in app notifications.
2) Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I didn’t even get to try it, and it said I used up a scan. I was only setting up the app as I had just downloaded it. I was putting in my vehicle information and then it said I used up a scan. I wasn’t even in my car. Nice concept, but at this rate, I won’t be trying it.
Developer Response ,
Hey, we're sorry to hear you had trouble using the app. We'd be very grateful if you could drop us an email from the ID you used to sign-up on the app on email@example.com. We will look into the issue and make sure that you're able to use the app without any hitch.
TL; DR - extra scans didn’t download and refund refused
This app says two free scans, great! But the app counts a use on scan start rather than scan completion, so if you get interrupted, as I was twice, your free scans are gone.
Fine, no big deal, it’s only a couple of bucks to get unlimited scans, it was free, so I buy the extra scan. The app says purchase successful but then says there was a problem with the App Store. Fine. I restart my phone and try again, same thing.
I’m selling the car that day so I borrow my wife’s phone. I’m expecting some big nine-point process but I get five screens of photos to navigate the menus to an option that on my Toyota that removed all my data. Great, but it would have been easier on a single page. It took two more pages to clear the garage door opener, and then that was it. Two process points.
I sold the car and then on Jan 16, the bill comes from the App Store for two downloadable content purchases. I told Apple that I didn’t get the content and received a refund. Ten days later the charges reappear and this time, the App Store will not refund my purchases.
It’s not about the money, it’s about doing the right thing. This company doesn’t do the right thing.
Developer Response ,
Hello! We're very sorry that your experience using our app wasn't great. Can you please send us the email ID you used on our app to firstname.lastname@example.org? We assure you that we will set it right if there's any issue with the app store billing. We will await your email.
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!
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- Usage Data
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Privacy4Cars. LLC
- 85.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Privacy4Cars
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Vehicle $1.99
- 5 Vehicles $8.99
- 50 Vehicles $69.99
- 10 Vehicles $17.99
- 25 Vehicles $39.99
- ITI for one individual $79.99
- ITI for Entire Family $179.99