In recognition of October’s designation as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Selective Insurance has announced that it will remove personally identifiable information from eligible passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks after they are declared a total loss.
Selective will delete sensitive electronic data, including GPS addresses, phone contacts, telematics, garage and gate-opening capabilities, and other personally identifiable information. Personal and business vehicles model year 2012 and newer are eligible for the service.
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“Technologically advanced vehicles store a significant amount of personal data, especially in the infotainment and navigation systems,” said Jim McKeown, vice president of mobility and customer experience at Selective Insurance. “Deleting personally identifiable information after a total vehicle loss prevents it from ending up in the wrong hands. It protects our customers so they can focus on restoring their lives. This service is another way our customers can ‘be uniquely insured’ with Selective.”
Following the total loss of an eligible insured vehicle, Selective customers can access the vehicle data removal report through their claim file, Selective said.