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Senators Introduce Driver Privacy Bill

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Minnesota and North Dakota Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Hoeven were in Fargo Tuesday morning announcing new legislation to help better protect the privacy of drivers. The bill ensures privacy when it comes to automobile data recorders, currently in 96 percent of cars.

Last year, the department of transportation proposed that all new cars built have event data recorders in them.  Currently only 14 states, including North Dakota, have privacy laws when it comes to vehicle data recorders. This new law would ensure everyone is protected.

"We've seen it with telephones and the NSA. We've seen it with tax records and IRS, medical records," Sen. Hoeven explains. "So people really are concerned about their personal privacy in this electronic age and we understand that and the same applies to your vehicle."

An electronic data recorder has the ability to collect at least 45 pieces of information, providing critical information into knowing what happened after a crash.

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