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FTC Releases Agenda for PrivacyCon 2019

The Federal Trade Commission today released the final agenda for the fourth annual PrivacyCon, which will take place on June 27, 2019 and focus on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.FTC Chairman Joe Simons will provide...

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No foul play suspected in disappearance of California automotive writer

David Gordon Johnson, 43, disappeared while on his way home to the Sacramento area from a long-distance motorcycle ride that friends said was meant as a test drive for a magazine article he planned to write. ... Read More »

Renault’s Senard laments loss of FCA merger deal

Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard went on the offensive against the French state, Renault’s most powerful shareholder, over the collapse of merger talks with FCA. ... Read More »

Nissan hires former Ford design executive Woodhouse

As VP of Nissan Design America, David Woodhouse will lead Nissan and Infiniti design activities. The hiring marks a reversal for the automaker, which has been coping with a talent drain.     ... Read More »

Hacker gained access to customer data at 130 dealerships, FTC says

DealerBuilt, an Iowa dealership software provider, reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday over a 2016 breach of customer data that allowed a hacker to gain access to the personal information of about 12.5 million consumers stored by 130...

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Ford Recall Includes 1.2M Explorers

Ford Motor Co. announced four recalls for seven vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada, including 1.2 million Explorers that could be affected by a rear suspension issue dating back to the SUV’s 2010 redesign. ... Read More »

JLR Dealers Get Market EyeQ Sales Platform

Nearly 300 Jaguar Land Rover dealers nationwide will onboard automotiveMastermind’s Market EyeQ predictive analytics-powered sales platform this month. ... Read More »

DealerPolicy Integrates TransUnion Violation Data

DealerPolicy’s auto dealer insurance platform is now backed by TransUnion’s DriverRisk violation data solution, promising enhanced speed and accuracy of quotes. ... Read More »

‘Car Wars’ study finds concentration of coming CUVs will squeeze profits

Product saturation within automakers' current and future crossover offerings is leading to increased competition and profitability levels at or below those of sedans, while also leaving dealers short of entry-level new vehicles to sell, according to Bank of America...

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vAuto Adds Key Market Metrics to Stockwave

vAuto announced the addition of Live Market View and Autotrader’s Scarcity Index to its proprietary Stockwave digital wholesaling platform. ... Read More »