Originally Posted by travelover
A few years back an auto dealer was installing a device to remotely disable the car when ever payments were late. I actually saw one on a car that was brought in for a customer clinic where I worked. Not exactly cyper spying, but definitely Orwellian.
The way the article reads, the leasing company has the right to protect its assets... so the example you gave would be OK (according to what I read)... IOW, it is not intrusive... you did not make payment, you do not get to use the car... they seemed to indicate that if the software did the same it would be OK....
The problem came with the picture taking..... and I also think the company should pay big time.... I also think that they should NOT be able to take pics at all... even if there was 'consent' signed.... we all know that very few people read the contracts... so I would propose a law banning this kind of activity....