Lawyers who resist the very notion of electronic discovery often use the “simple” auto accident as an example of a case where electronic discovery is not required. I usually give a few counter-examples, but find that I do not persuade many of the lawyers who have this point of view.
The article “Is your car spying on you?” by Robert Vamosi just might open a few eyes and cause lawyers to rethink how pervasive electronic discovery is really becoming.
The money quote:

Since 2000, most domestic automobile manufacturers, namely General Motors (GM) and Ford, have been quietly installing what are technically called Motor Vehicle Event Data Recorders (MVEDR).

You don’t need to be a meteorologist to see which way the EDD wind is blowing.
The article is also a must-read for the discussion of privacy, criminal investigation, insurance, and other issues raised by these devices.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (]
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