The problem with living in such a digitized world with technologies advancing by the minute, is the recurring issue of security. Today it seems that we are hearing about security breach after security breach involving major companies who have put our personal data at risk in some type of way. Rarely on the news do we ever hear about the smaller less known companies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t have security incidents either. It happens to everyone.
Car dealerships must play it smart and ensure that they have secure and compliant data security standards in place with anyone they share information with. Some people would call car dealers the “gold mine” for hackers since these agencies over time have acquired crucial information on their customers like credit card numbers, licenses, and basically anything someone would need to essentially hijack another person’s identity. Are we too focused on bigger companies like Facebook that we aren’t noticing these occurrences within smaller businesses or have hackers not figured it out? Data breaches are definitely a big concern no matter the size of the company and they happen from a number of reasons.
No matter the case, are you willing to pay the price?
We’re not sure what the future holds, but it wouldn’t hurt to think about new law or regulations that makes it necessary for car dealers and associations to provide a data removal service to help their customers avoid such a tragedy of all your information getting into the hands of the wrong person.
Instating a requirement like this could potentially decrease the number of people getting their personal information stolen from old and used cars… and that’s where Clear My Car Data can help. We can partner up with car dealerships to help their customers stay free from data breaches! If you’re selling, returning, or trading in a used car, you can avoid all of the risks of your data falling into the wrong hands by utilizing our services.
Save yourself the time and the trouble of your personal information being stolen, by scheduling an appointment with us to clear your data before you go!!
Call us at 833-227-9473 for more details.
Clicking “Forget Device” Is Not Enough!
Have you ever gotten into a rental car and taken out your phone to connect to the Bluetooth system…but then you see a list of all the previous mobile devices that have been connected to the car prior to you?
Our very own, Glenn Laga (CEO) of Guardian Data Destruction just recently experienced this while renting from the airport in Georgia.
Not everyone will experience this, but with all of the up and coming integrated technologies, it’s now more common for individuals to forget to clear their data before returning the car. Some people forget entirely to remove their device, some people don’t even know how to remove it, and some people aren’t even aware that when you disconnect your phone, it will still show up under a list of paired phones or Bluetooth devices.
Get rid of that data before you get out of that car!
Call us for more information on how you can do so!
The time from November to January is the busiest but most wonderful time of the year and every year more and more individuals are falling victim to online fraud and identity theft. From Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to Christmas and New Year’s, those few months are dedicated to traveling, decorating, shopping, and celebrating life with your friends and family. Whether you’re traveling to go see your loved ones, or staying local, let’s celebrate the holidays with 5 ways you can keep your data safe and secure!
The stresses of online shopping and gift giving are at an all-time high right now, but if you follow these tips you will most definitely have a peaceful holiday rather than a frantic and stressful one trying to gain your identity back.
Have a safe and happy holiday season and don’t forget to get your gift of identity protection by calling us TODAY!
Whether relaxing at home or driving around running simple errands… no matter the case, we are constantly being tracked by businesses on a daily basis and although there are some precautions you can take to protect your information, there is not much we can do to stop this data collection entirely.
Our cellphones silently transmitting our locations, our credit cards tracing us back to where and when we purchased an item, or even our laptops simply connecting to public Wi-Fi networks and transmitting data on what information we’re uploading to the sites we’ve visited. No matter what we’re doing, companies gather information on us.
Do we ever stop to think why they do it?
These companies want to show us the internet that they think we want to see. They want a clearer perspective on us so that they can offer more personalized filters that control the type of information that is presented to us.
For example, two people who search for “Data Protection” on google may get significantly different results based on their past clicks online.
Here is a list of simple daily tasks that we may not think puts our personal information at risk, but really do:
With all that being said, Clear My Car Data is here to remove that stored data from your used or rented car! A perfect day starts and ends with your personal data safe and secure!