FPF and Mobility Data Collaborative Release Resources to Help Organizations Assess the Privacy Risks of Sharing of Mobility Data
The Mobility Data Sharing Assessment was developed by Chelsey Colbert and Kelsey Finch.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and SAE’s Mobility Data Collaborative (MDC) have created a transportation-tailored privacy assessment that provides practical and operational guidance to organizations that share mobility data, such as data from the use of ride-hailing services, e-scooters, or bike-sharing programs. The Mobility Data Sharing Assessment (MDSA) will help organizations assess and reduce privacy risks in their data-sharing processes.
New mobility options are being rapidly adopted in many cities and there is a need to share data so that cities can manage the public right-of-way and for companies to offer or improve services and products.
The goal of the MDSA is to enable responsible data sharing that protects individual privacy, respects community interests and equities, and encourages transparency to the public. By equipping organizations with an open-source, interoperable, customizable, and voluntary framework with guidance, the barriers to sharing mobility data will be reduced.
The Mobility Data Sharing Assessment consists of the following components:
- A Tool that provides a practical, customizable, and open-source assessment for organizations sharing mobility data.
- An Operator’s Manual that provides detailed instructions, guidance, and additional resources to assist organizations as they utilize the tool.
- An Infographic that provides a visual overview of the MDSA process.
“If data from mobility initiatives are going to be used to solve today’s complex mobility challenges, organizations need to be able to conduct thoughtful, in-depth legal and policy reviews,” said Pooja Chaudhari, Head of New Mobility at SAE International and Director of the MDC. “The MDSA can be used by both data providers and recipients to drive innovation in the ever-evolving mobility landscape while ensuring user privacy.”
Learn more about the Mobility Data Collaborative on its website.
Chelsey Colbert is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. Chelsey leads FPF’s portfolio on mobility and location data, which includes connected and automated vehicles, ride-sharing, micro-mobility, drones, delivery robots, and mobility data sharing.
Kelsey Finch, CIPP/US, is Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum and represents FPF from Seattle, WA. Kelsey leads FPF’s projects on smart cities and communities, data de-identification, ethical data-sharing and research, and other select projects, and serves as an expert and thought leader across the country through speaking engagements, media interviews, and interaction with local, state, and federal regulators and strategic partners.