The idea that a cabal of left-wing authoritarians is running roughshod over America, has been called a dangerous conspiracy theory.
But more and more Americans see conspiracy theories as headline predictions.
Now a Washington judge just set the dangerous precedent that goes hand in glove with Biden’s vehicle kill-switch mandate.
You might want to think twice before upgrading your car’s technology package
Vehicles today are basically moving computers, given the massive amount of technology that is integrated into their designs.
However, more technology means that there are more opportunities for companies to store and harvest data on their users.
Most cars these days have entertainment systems that allow you to seamlessly text, call on your phone, and do other things on your phone as you drive.
Although this makes the driving experience safer and more entertaining, it opens the door for large companies to store and harvest your personal information.
That is exactly what several massive automakers are accused of in five parallel lawsuits.
Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, and General Motors are all accused of storing and sharing texts and phone calls carried out by customers of their vehicles.
However, last week a Seattle judge ruled in the favor of these automakers, on the grounds that it does not necessarily violate any Washington State privacy laws.
Critics of this ruling fear that a precedent has now been established, giving automobile manufacturers much more power and access to private data.
The bureaucrats implementing Biden’s vehicle kill-switch mandate, will be chomping at the bit to collude with Big Automakers for this driver data
More specifically, Appellate Judge David Estudillo refused to bring back the case, which had already been struck down by a District Court.
Judge Estudillo claimed that “The district court properly dismissed Plaintiffs’ claim for failure to satisfy the WPA’s statutory injury requirement. See WASH. REV. CODE § 9.73.060.”
“To succeed at the pleading stage of a WPA claim, a plaintiff must allege an injury to ‘his or her business, his or her person, or his or her reputation,’” Estudillo’s appellate court ruling noted in dismissing the appeal.
It is unclear whether the plaintiffs will pursue any further legal action, and as for the defendants, (in this case the automakers) it appears that they can continue to harvest and use the data in question.
Giving away freedoms is easy, taking them back is nearly impossible
Although new technologies and car features are sometimes exciting and even useful, they can pose massive security threats down the line.
In many cars, once you connect to their infotainment systems, they have access to an incredible amount of data on your personal device.
As this ruling demonstrates, fighting back against powerful automakers and the government agents interested in data from American drivers, is nearly impossible.
Just another thing to consider when you are car shopping. The more technology and features an item or car has, the more things that could go wrong.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for more updates to this ongoing story