Updated: 01/16/2014 2:29 PM
Created: 01/15/2014 10:56 PM WDIO.com
By: Zach Hammer
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling for more transparency after news that a top Ford executive said they gather GPS data from their customer's vehicles.
"We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing," Ford's Jim Farley told an industry panel last week, according to Business Insider reporter Jim Edwards.
Farley has since retracted those statements.
But Sen. Franken is asking Ford to explain further, saying the company has "provided only minor clarification on the claim that Ford does not share location data with anyone."
"I think you have the fundamental right to know if someone is tracking you, whether they're storing that information, and to give permission in order for them to do that, and to know who they're sharing it with," Franken said Wednesday.
Franken wrote a letter Wednesday pressing Ford to release that information.
He has also now plans to reintroduce a "Location Privacy Protection Act," that if passed, would force companies to get permission to take a person's location, store it, or share it.
Franken first introduced the bill in 2012, but it never received a floor vote.
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