Connecticut Supreme Court hits car rental company for GPS spying

Connecticut Supreme CourtThe Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled against car rental company Acme Auto in a case over the company's practice of charging drivers fees for "excessive speeding".  See, the rental company had the bright idea to trick out its cars with a GPS device that would keep track of any instances of speeding, and then charge customers an extra $150 everytime they topped out over 79 mph.  The company did actually notify customers of the fee— although it seems to have been fairly well hidden in the contract—not that it matters since State Supreme Court said that the fees were illegal regardless of whether or not drivers were aware of them.

[Via TechDirt]