Guardian launches service to remove personal data from cars

Guardian launches service to remove personal data from cars

Data destruction company's new service protects vehicle owners from fraud, identity theft.

January 18, 2019

Guardian Data Destruction, New Jersey, has launched a service that can permanently remove personal data stored in automobiles.

People who sync their phones to a late model vehicle should "be aware that their private information is transferred and stored on the car’s infotainment center" and will stay on the vehicle's system unless "manually removed and destroyed," Guardian says.

Clear My Data, an on-site subsidiary of Guardian Data Destruction, aims to protect vehicle owners' privacy and "ensure confidential and sensitive information" is not accessible to the next driver when buys the owner's car.

People who have synced their phones to their car and have given other Individuals, such as car dealerships and repair shops, temporary access to their vehicle are also at risk of fraud, identity theft and putting their personal information in the "wrong hands," the company says.

Clear My Data "provides a well-trained technician" to permanently delete digital Information stored in a vehicle's system. The service is available in the New Jersey metro area.