March 29, 2019 | FPF Staff
March 28, 2019 | editor
Municipal Leaders Joining Network to Advance Civic Data Privacy
Connected technologies and always-on data flows are helping make today’s cities and communities more livable, productive, and equitable. At the same time, these technologies raise concerns about individual privacy, autonomy, freedom of choice, and institutional discrimination. How do we leverage the benefits of a data-rich society while giving members of our community the confidence of […]
January 17, 2019 | editor
The Future of Mobility in a Connected World: FPF’s Lauren Smith on Connected Cars, Data, and more
FPF is celebrating our tenth anniversary. In recognition of this milestone, FPF policy experts will be sharing their thoughts on FPF’s progress and the work ahead in a series of blogs over the coming weeks. Our 10th anniversary celebration will be on April 30. RSVP here. This week, Policy Counsel Lauren Smith discusses connected cars and […]
August 21, 2018 | Jenn Abramson
September 24th in Detroit, MI: Data and Privacy for Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous vehicles are positioned to transform the future of mobility—a change enabled by new on-board sensors that collect and transmit growing types and quantities of data. While the existence of data in vehicles is not entirely new, autonomous vehicles promise an explosion in the variety, connectivity, volume of such data—raising new and unique considerations around what happens with it. As the automotive industry becomes more data-driven, getting consumer privacy right will become increasingly important.
June 1, 2018 | FPF Staff
Data Privacy: It’s Time to Treat Your Car Like a Smartphone
Lauren Smith, a FPF Policy Counsel, was recently featured in 2025 AD. Lauren leads the FPF Connected Cars Working Group, and serves a global expert and thought leader through speaking engagements, media interviews, and interaction with state and federal regulators and strategic partners. In this exclusive interview, she discusses best practices to advance privacy practices and understanding as new mobility technologies come to market.
May 9, 2018 | Lauren Smith
FPF Comments on CA Public Utilities Commission Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service Proceeding
Last week, the Future of Privacy Forum filed written comments in response to the California Public Utilities Commission’s proposed decision authorizing pilot programs for passenger service in Autonomous Vehicles. The CPUC is a consumer protection agency that oversees, among other topics, provision of passenger service in the state. The proposed decision called for a number of criteria to be met by companies seeking to operate AV passenger service, including reporting of communications between passengers and remote operators of driverless AVs, as well as aggregated operations data.
January 3, 2018 | FPF Staff
Privacy and the Connected Vehicle: Navigating the Road Ahead (January 23, 2018 in Washington, DC)
Join Hogan Lovells and FPF for an event focused on data issues related to connected cars and the future of mobility on January 23, 2018, from 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM. This half-day event will highlight industry privacy practices, regulatory developments, and emerging uses of mobility data.
October 25, 2017 | FPF Staff
TEDx Wilmington: What’s Driving the Connected Car? Data, It Turns Out.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Lauren Smith, FPF Policy Counsel, presented at the TEDx Wilmington Salon, Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? The Transformation of Transportation. The TEDx included an exciting line up of the leading voices in the connected car space, including FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen.
September 13, 2017 | Lauren Smith
First Take: Privacy in Updated Federal Guidance for Automated Driving
Yesterday, the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued updated guidance for autonomous vehicles; streamlining last year’s guidance, incorporating public comments, and stripping privacy from its recommendations.
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.