Whether fueled by gas, electricity or an alternative energy source, all connected or autonomous vehicles require large quantities of data to operate — information that must be safeguarded.
Odia Kagan tracks rapidly evolving issues at the intersection of transportation and data security to advise automotive industry clients on how to keep their data secure and comply with domestic and international data privacy laws and regulations. A thought leader in this emerging field, Odia is a frequent author and presenter on data protection for vehicles employing autonomous and computer-aided navigation.
The European Parliament issued a detailed study on the impact of smart mobility applications on the future of transport and addressed some data protection issues.
Article: German Transport Authority, Information Security Office Plan Cooperation on Autonomous Vehicles
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recently signed an administrative agreement for cross-departmental cooperation to facilitate and accelerate the safe development of automated and networked driving.
Due to the importance of data protection law for employee monitoring practices, a careful and considered approach must be taken when potentially highly instrusive methods, such as tracking employee vehicles, are used.
A detailed summary of the data protection and privacy provisions included in the federal Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution (SELF DRIVE) Act.
Wards Auto: Today’s computer-aided vehicles compile a broad range of location, communication and other data, some of which can be used to identify the individuals using the car, or the car itself. This personal data falls under the scope of privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
The EU recommendations for safeguarding basic privacy rights include obtaining informed consent for data processing, offering users various levels of privacy, protecting the rights of groups such as pedestrians, drivers and passengers and adopting transparency strategies.
Privacy Compliance & Data Security: Training autonomous vehicle navigation systems requires the collection of copious amounts of visual data, including images of license plates and recognizable faces. A regional German Data Protection Authority offers guidelines for processing and protecting that data.
OneTrust Data Guidance: The European Data Protection Board’s guidelines encourage vehicle manufacturers to build-in “protection of personal data” during the design phase and call on all stakeholders, from car dealerships and repair shops to in-vehicle entertainment system providers, to prioritize data privacy.
The European Data Protection Board published broad guidance on safeguarding the data collected by connected vehicles, including three categories requiring special attention: location data, biometric data and data that could reveal traffic offenses.
In this OneTrust webinar, Odia joins Andreea Lisievici, Head of Group Data Protection Compliance at Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden to discuss the types of data that connected vehicles process and how that data is governed by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.