[kwlug-disc] Big Brother Insurance Company?

Digimer lists at alteeve.ca
Sun Apr 6 15:56:55 EDT 2014

On 06/04/14 03:55 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> Is anyone else out there as bothered as I am by the new commercial from
> Desjardins Insurance that claims that you can get lower auto rates by
> installing their black box in your car?  Are they so blatant about
> spying on us that they can put it in a TV commercial?  Are people
> falling for this?
> Maybe I've been reading too much RMS lately, but the idea of a private
> company knowing this much detail about me is a bit disturbing.
> Any thoughts, anyone?

Other companies have been offering similar things for a while now. So 
long as it is opt-in, I see no problem with it. My main concern is that 
they will eventually make the base premiums without the black box 
unreasonably expensive, effectively forcing people to use it.

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