Hoist By Their Own Petard

A rather ironic little story in the Dutch news todayTomTom, the Dutch SatNav company collects information from its devices installed in cars. This information gives an insight into the driving habits of the motorists using the TomTom devices.

TomTom sells this information on to other companies. One such company has taken a very enterprising approach and sells the data to the Dutch Police, who use it to determine where best to set their speed traps. Quite right, too.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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