This morning, I suggested that Admiral's proposed use of Facebook data to profile drivers and set insurance premium discounts might breach the General Data Protection Regulation. This afternoon, Facebook announced that they were blocking Admiral's app from using their data in this way. Coincidence?
Admiral, the car insurer, is today touting a new quotation system that uses Facebook data to profile drivers. Apparently Firstcarquote is designed to risk profile drivers without an insurance history in order to offer the "safer" ones a discount of up to 15%. Big brother? Thin end of a rather nasty wedge? Possibly, but what … Continue reading Admiral vs the GDPR – place your bets now