French website offers 'free' technical inspection in exchange for personal car data
Publication date: 13 April 2015
The French website controletechniquegratuit.com has offered users the possibility to book a free periodic technical inspection online. In exchange for the inspection, the website asks its users to disclose personal car data information. The website is positioning itself as an intermediary between the driver and the garage, and its role is to identify the vehicle needs in terms of maintenance and repair and to redirect consumers to its partners. Meaning that customer data will be the means of payment for the 'free' service. The website states that it will not resell the car data to a third party. Further the service is free only when the repair or maintenance is performed by their partners.