The Utah House voted Friday to make it more difficult for cars to spy on their owners.
It voted 67-0 to pass HB127 to clarify that data in "black boxes" in newer vehicles belong to the vehicle's owners, and can be accessed only with permission of at least one of them. The data recorders track such things as speed, direction, steering performance and when brakes or seat belts are used.
"A lot of people aren't aware they are there," said Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain. He said some appeared in the 1990s, and they have become increasingly advanced over time.