Mobility-related technologies are evolving rapidly, transforming the safety and convenience of transportation. Many of these new features are enabled by the collection of new types of data, putting the topic of privacy in connected cars and other modes of transportation on the agenda of industry, policymakers, and regulators. Advancing sensible practices will be essential to ensure that the collection and use of this data is responsible, thoughtful, and communicated effectively to consumers.
As FPF’s work expands to include an international audience, we are pleased to relaunch FPF’s popular infographics in various languages. Because conversations around data protection have become more global, the need for high-quality information and new forms of communication in different languages continues to increase. The infographics translation project aims to help FPF provide a […]
FPF & Uber Publish Guide Highlighting Privacy Best Practices for Drivers who Record Video and Audio on Rideshare Journeys FPF and Uber have created a guide for US-based rideshare drivers who install “dashcams” – video cameras mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard or windshield. Many drivers install dashcams to improve safety, security, and accountability; the cameras […]
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 […]
by Chelsey Colbert The author thanks Hunter Dorwart for his contribution to this text. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released a draft regulation on car privacy and data security on May 12, 2021. China has been very active in automated vehicle development and deployment and has also proposed last fall a draft comprehensive privacy […]
By Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Chelsey Colbert The European Data Protection Board recently published its draft Guidelines 1/2020 on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications, which are open for feedback until March 20. The EDPB writes that the main challenge for complying with European data protection and privacy laws […]
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.
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.
Uber recently announced that its iOS app will require access to location data either “Always” or “Never.” Given some of the confusion about the change, we are writing to help consumers better understand what Uber modified and why.
In the federal guidance for autonomous vehicles issued yesterday, the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have wisely recognized that privacy will play a key role in promoting trust in connected vehicles. This guidance and its emphasis on privacy is an important first step in building that trust.
NHTSA has wisely recognized that privacy will play a key role in promoting trust in connected vehicles. Today’s guidance is an important first step in building that trust. A future in which new kinds of mobility will expand transportation opportunities for all segments of society will depend on broad collection and use of data to ensure maximum safety and convenience for consumers.