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Autonomous cars rise privacy questions

When fully autonomous vehicles begin circulating on public roads they will have to be able to detect when people enter or exit a vehicle, who the person is, whether they have left anything behind in the car, and especially if a person has become disabled (because of intoxication or a medical emergency).

And that information will inevitably be shared online, although there may be ways that some people can still preserve their sense of independence in the car.

“In the future, it may be different for people who own their own cars, where there’s more privacy,” said Mr. Wisselmann at BMW, “and for people who use robo taxis, where there will be less.”

Full article: Eyes on the Road! (Your Car Is Watching) – The New York Times

The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data

Automakers have been installing wireless connections in vehicles and collecting data for decades. But the sheer volume of software and sensors in new vehicles, combined with artificial intelligence that can sift through data at ever-quickening speeds, means new services and revenue streams are quickly emerging. The big question for automakers now is whether they can profit off all the driver data they’re capable of collecting without alienating consumers or risking backlash from Washington.

Source: The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data – Bloomberg

U.S. Federal Government Seeks Comments re: Deployment of Automated Driving Systems

NHTSA Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Comment Deadline : 5 March 2018 Summary : National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested comments related to current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) that may affect development of automated driving system-equipped (ADS-equipped) vehicles.

Source: U.S. Federal Government Seeks Comments re: Deployment of Automated Driving Systems

A car can’t protect your privacy

The auto industry is speeding down a road many others have taken. First, it’s computerizing everything, then it’s dealing with privacy implications raised by these advances. Car manufacturers have an opportunity to learn from other industries — but so far, they’re not.

Source: A car can’t protect your privacy [Video]

Privacy controls should be developed for users of connected and autonomous vehicles

Users of connected and autonomous vehicles should be able to control who is given access to the data generated by those vehicles, data protection watchdogs from across the globe have said.

Source: Privacy controls should be developed for users of connected and autonomous vehicles, say data watchdogs

International DPAs give guidance on automated and connected vehicles

DPAs from all over the world, convening currently at their 39th International Conference in Hong Kong, adopted yesterday resolutions on data protection in automated and connected vehicles, and collaboration between data protection authorities and consumer protection authorities for better protection of citizens. The third resolution deals with future options for International Enforcement.

Source: International DPAs give guidance on automated and connected vehicles – Privacy Laws & Business

‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance

On 6 August 2017, in advance of proposed legislation, the UK government published 8 ‘Key Principles’ regarding the cyber security of connected and autonomous vehicles. This is the third of a series of 4 blogs regarding those principles.

Source: ‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance: Board level accountability

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