Your Sat Nav Could Be Grassing You Up To The Police

Monday, 30. May 2011

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Very few of us would complain about speed cameras placed in areas where there are a lot of pedestrians, especially elderly and children, if they help to avoid accidents. What most of us object to is the placing of cameras where clearly they are only there to make money. So how would you feel if information from your sat nav was being sold to police to show them where you speed and therefore place speed cameras? Well this is the case with Tom Tom in Holland. They sold information to the police that they felt would help them to identify where new roads should be built, safety improved and where congestion took place.

But the police used the data to identify where drivers were speeding the most and stick in a speed camera. Tom Tom has apologised to its very upset customers and changed its licensing agreement to prevent this happening in the future.

Tom Tom saw its profits increase last year from £2.7 million to £9.6 million even though there was a drop in sat nav sales. If they carry on like this they’ll end up like Ratner with his ‘Crap’ jewellery and no customers! What do you think? By Graham Hill

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