What Your Phone Tells Your Rental Car
When renting a car, people enjoy navigation, hands-free calls and texts, streaming music and even web browsing. Cars with these features might keep your personal information, long after you’ve returned your rental car. Your BBB® offers info for protecting your personal information.
Here are some things to keep in mind when renting a connected car.
When you use the car’s infotainment system, it may store personal information. It may keep locations you entered in GPS or visited when travelling in the rental car – like where you work or live.
If you connect a mobile device, the car may also keep your mobile phone number, call and message logs, or even contacts and text messages. Unless you delete that data before you return the car, other people may view it, including future renters and rental car employees or even hackers.