Usage based insurance may exchange discounts for privacy risks

Usage based auto insurance

Although the programs are offering cheaper premiums to good drivers, it may come at a cost. Pay as you drive programs, also known as usage based insurance plans, are rapidly increasing in their popularity and use a wireless device installed in the car to allow the insurer to track the actual driving behaviors of the individual so that he or she can receive discounts based on safe habits. However, a recent study is indicating that in exchange for lower premiums, the driver’s privacy may be at risk. The usage based…

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