Those who insure the company's apps on their smartphones and who often forget to charge their phones may want to make a reminder – on an app of course – to do so.
According to a cyber specialist, insurance companies use battery life as a means of measuring whether or not an insured is an organizer. Low-battery battery life from time to time means that the insured is unorganized and thus higher risk, reported a columnist in Dallas Morning News on Thursday.
"Exhausted battery corresponds to a high risk consumer? High risk equals higher premiums. Data collected on us affects our insurance premiums and credit points, and we do not even know it," wrote columnist Dave Lieber, who reported on legislative hearings on issues on privacy and cyber issues, and calls for legislation to protect consumers from such infringements.
"Such abuse of personal data is exactly why we need a new law on computer security in Texas," he wrote. "There are few rules and some companies use it."