My insurance company offered to give me a price break if I installed a black box in my car. News this week arrived that insurance companies are using data from connected cars—like those from General Motors, Kia, Hyundai, and Honda—to potentially increase insurance rates by more than 20%. This data, collected through features in car-related apps, tracks driving habits and is sold to insurers by data brokers. While this practice is marketed as beneficial for assessing insurance rates more accurately, it raises significant privacy concerns. Many drivers are unaware that their data is being shared and used in this manner, sparking debates on privacy and the potential for legal action against the companies involved.

Has your auto insurance gone up recently? If so, the maker of your vehicle might have tattled on you.