The protection of personal data should be first rule in my opinion. I know in the states compared to Europe they have very little protection and this reflects in a lot of information fraud. if the policing bodies can get hold of it then the commecial entity can probably get it also. Next you'll be getting a msg on your NAV saying Hey your aproaching a Maccy D's how about a big bun of sweat reconstituted meat? only 99c.
Regardless of this terrible tragedy, the use of the information was WRONG! There are many other ways the police could have gotten him without the intrusion, which establishes precedent for other uses.
What if he drove near enough to the accident but was not the actual car? Is it right to use his electronic aids to try and put him there and result in his possible false detention?
Can you imagine driving in shady Washington D.C. areas, being near where a shooting took place, and having your NAV system used to place you at the scene of a drive-by murder? Sometimes the police care more about finding someone guilty then finding the guilty someone.
Tele-Aid is GM's On-Star, BTW, and is automatically activated when the car is turned on, and is seperate from the stock NAV system.
Big brother is up there and watching, but Kudo's to Benz for not releasing the NAV info.
Unfortunatly, the Patriot Act and other things assure such measures won't hold for long. Piss off any backwater deputy and he'll tap the hell out of you, track you and find a way to pin a crime on you.
Hurray for screwed up Moral compasses! We'd rather have an idiot who bankrupts the country, makes it a police state and assures war and death for many then have a guy be a human and get a hummer in the oval office! Is it any wonder the world laughs at the USA?
How can anyone trust any man who doesn't like a good blow job now and then? It breaks up the work day, relieves stress and clears the mind for good decisions.
Look at the bright side, voting Republican assured you will not have any security or privacy any more, you put the country in debt, and trashed your kid's futures, but at least gay people can't marry!