August 28, 2017 | Lauren Smith
FPF Statement on GAO Release of Vehicle Data Privacy Report
A new report released today by the United States Government Accountability Office reviews consumer privacy issues related to connected vehicles. The report examines the use, types, and sharing of vehicle data; surveys automakers to understand how their privacy policies align with privacy best practices; consults experts in the field to understand the issues at play in this space; and examines related Federal efforts.
July 28, 2017 | Lauren Smith
The House’s SELF DRIVE Act Races Ahead on Privacy
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday unanimously approved the SELF DRIVE Act H.R. 3388, sending it to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The bill facilitates introduction and testing of autonomous cars by clarifying federal and state roles, and by granting exemptions from motor vehicle standards that have impeded introduction of new automated vehicle technologies. This vote was an important step forward in enabling introduction of new technologies that have the potential to transform the future of mobility and maximize consumer safety.
June 29, 2017 | Melanie Bates
Infographic: Data and the Connected Car – Version 1.0
On June 27, 2017, the Future of Privacy Forum released an infographic, “Data and the Connected Car – Version 1.0,” describing the basic data-generating devices and flows in today’s connected vehicles. The infographic will help consumers and businesses alike understand the emerging data ecosystems that power incredible new features—features that can warn drivers of an accident before they see it, or jolt them awake if they fall asleep at the wheel.
May 4, 2017 | Lauren Smith
FPF Comments on FTC and NHTSA Connected Vehicle Workshop
On Monday, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted written comments to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in response to their request for input on the benefits and privacy and security issues associated with current and future motor vehicles.
April 13, 2017 | Lauren Smith
FPF Comments on NHTSA’s V2V Rulemaking
Yesterday, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted written comments to the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in response to their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Vehicle to Vehicle Communications.
January 26, 2017 | Melanie Bates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FPF and NADA Launch Guide to Consumer Privacy in the Connected Car
January 25, 2017 | Melanie Bates
FPF and NADA Launch Guide to Consumer Privacy in the Connected Car
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released a first-of-its kind consumer guide, Personal Data In Your Car. The Guide will help consumers understand the kind of personal information collected by the latest generation of vehicles, which use data to further safety, infotainment and customer experience.