Thursday, August 19, 2004

PAYG insurance worries

It seems that Norwich Union is piloting PAYG car insurance in the UK soon. My first instinct when I heard that was to think that it was a bad thing and worry about the privacy implications, but after thinking about it for a bit and listening to the discussion on the Today programme I'm not so sure. I'm getting more and more paranoid about Big Brother-style privacy-invasion measures by the government and big business but haven't always been able to come up with a reason as to why. From what was said in the Today discussion, the privacy implications of this are minimal (although wedges and thin ends come to mind) and the benefits seem to outweigh the possibly dangers. I'd be curious to see how it works out, I think.

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