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Andrea Amico is a vehicle privacy advocate, a security researcher, and the founder of Privacy4Cars.com, the first and patent-pending mobile process designed to help erase Personal Information collected by vehicles (e.g. contact, call logs, text messages, detailed GPS history, etc.) that millions of drivers unconsciously leave behind every year in vehicles that are sold, rented, returned at the end of a lease, repossessed, and otherwise no longer under their control.
In 2018 Amico responsibly disclosed to the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) a cybersecurity vulnerability nicknamed “CarsBlues” that makes it easy to extract and potentially exploit the Personal Information stored in infotainment systems. The vulnerability affects at least 25 different makes and tens of millions of vehicles with Bluetooth still in circulation, making it possibly the broadest vulnerability ever discovered in vehicles.
Amico co-chairs the Compliance Committee at the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering Ethics at Kennesaw State University in Georgia (one of the fastest-growing engineering program in the nation) and is increasingly involved with regulators, industry groups, and consumer advocates on the topics of cybersecurity and privacy for automotive.