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    Car insurer Admiral to analyse facebook profiles.

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    papa_umau
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    Car insurer Admiral to analyse facebook profiles.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 02 Nov 2016, 11:17 am

    Car insurer Admiral to analyse first-time drivers' Facebook profiles

    Writing style and the use of calendars or accounting apps will reportedly be considered in the scheme for first-time drivers.

    Under the optional scheme, Admiral said it will use an algorithm to examine social media pages to determine whether prospective customers would be careful drivers.

    The firm said it would consider a "snapshot" of a customer's social media page while it calculates a quote.

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    Hmmmmm....

    Well, I do not know if this will be a good idea or not as we do not know if this computer trick will find the young safe drivers or not, or even whether it might be just another money-making stunt by Admiral.

    Any of you that have young drivers in your family will already know just how expensive it is to insure such unknown quantities and if this is going to be just an excuse to make the insurance for young drivers even more expensive then Admiral might have just shot itself in the foot here.

    Opinions please....


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    Re: Car insurer Admiral to analyse facebook profiles.

    Post by Gandhi on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 9:01 am

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    Re: Car insurer Admiral to analyse facebook profiles.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 11:51 am

    Yes, they did not ask permission from Facebook or from the people that they were going to spy on.

    I have always said that "if the technology is there it WILL be used", but on this occasion it seems that they have been denied access to these private profiles.

    This should be an example to other companies that want to use such algorithms to spy on us.


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    Re: Car insurer Admiral to analyse facebook profiles.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 05 Nov 2016, 12:08 pm

    If Admiral are doing it, you can bet that many more insurers are doing it too.

    This is a total breach of privacy and it should be stopped forthwith.
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    Re: Car insurer Admiral to analyse facebook profiles.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 12:40 pm

    It appears that Facebook have blocked this idea, but I see no action from the authorities to this breach of privacy.

    One to watch out for I think.


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