Driver Impairment and Privacy: What Lies Ahead for Driver Impairment Detection?
The 2021 Infrastructure Act mandates that the US Department of Transportation issue a rule requiring the creation and implementation of monitoring systems to deter drivers impaired by alcohol, inattention, or drowsiness. The Department of Transportation (DOT) must establish a Federal mandatory motor vehicle safety standard to “passively monitor a motor vehicle driver’s performance to accurately […]
FPF Launches Infographics in Chinese
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 […]
UPDATE: China’s Car Privacy and Security Regulation is Effective on October 1, 2021
On August 20, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released an updated regulation on car privacy and data security that comes into force on October 1, 2021.
China: New Draft Car Privacy and Security Regulation is Open for Public Consultation
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 […]
CPDP2020 Panel: The Future Is Now: Autonomous Vehicles, Trolley Problem(s) and How to Deal with Them
Last week, FPF brought together a panel of technology, legal, regulatory, and business voices to discuss “The Future is Now: Autonomous Vehicles, Trolley Problem(s) and How to Deal with Them” at the 13th annual Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference. The premise of the panel was that autonomous and highly automated vehicles are likely the […]
A Privacy Playbook for Connected Car Data
Drivers and passengers expect cars to be safe, comfortable, and trustworthy. Individuals often consider the details of their travels—and the vehicles that take them between their home, the office, a hospital, their place of worship, or their child’s school—to be sensitive, personal data. The newest cars contain numerous sensors, from cameras and GPS to accelerometers […]
Lauren Smith Appears on CBS This Morning to Talk Connected Cars
FPF Policy Counsel Lauren Smith runs our Connected Car Project. Today, she appeared on CBS This Morning to talk connected cars.
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.
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.
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.