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While driving in North Dakota, the information in a car’s “black box” — such as whether the seatbelt is buckled and how far the accelerator is pressed down — belongs to drivers.

But cross the river into Minnesota, or drive in 35 other states, and that data can be accessed by law enforcement, insurance companies, automakers and others without the driver’s consent.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn. Read more of her reporting about the city of Grand Forks at citystreetbeat.areavoices.com.
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