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New tool to help protect fleet driver data

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A new tool that can help the fleet and automotive sector ensure driver data is kept safe is launching in the UK and EU.

The Privacy4Cars platform has been developed to ensure private data stored in vehicles is deleted before they change hands, avoiding GDPR data privacy risks

The Privacy4Cars platform is aimed across the sector, from end-user fleets to car hire firms, dealers and auctions, and has been developed to ensure private data stored in vehicles is deleted before they change hands, avoiding GDPR data privacy risks.

The system is already used in the US to wipe data including phone numbers, call logs, location history and garage door codes. It’s being introduced to the UK and Europe by Fimatix UK, a digital tech services consultancy.

Tim Howarth of Fimatix said: “We are looking forward to working with clients, including car hire firms, dealers, auctions and fleet managers, to help them protect their consumers and avoid GDPR data privacy risks.

“Having spent 25 years in regulated industries, we know how costly compliance can be if not managed effectively and how vulnerable companies can be to regulatory intervention if known issues are not handled promptly.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.