Why you should delete your personal data from your car before selling

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Berlin (dpa) — Data privacy concerns are not exclusive to electronic devices and internet services. Modern cars also hold a lot of information about their users. For that reason, you should always delete your private data before you sell a car or return one that you hired. User data can be stored, for example, by the car’s infotainment system or when you use the onboard wi-fi. Your contact list complete with phone numbers can be transferred if you sync your phone with the car. Other data can include log-in information from subscription services such as music streaming providers. Although not a…

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