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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Privacy Impact Assessment Policies Help Cities Use and Share Data Responsibly with their Communities
As the world urbanizes, local governments are turning to “Smart City” initiatives and the data they generate to more effectively manage transportation systems, support real-time infrastructure maintenance, automatically administer public services, enable transparent governance and open data, and support emergency services in public areas. Data held by public and private organizations have the potential to […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Kelsey Finch, FPF Senior Counsel The MetroLab Network’s Annual Summit brought together an inspired group of civic, academic, industry, and nonprofit leaders to discuss the most important issues in smart cities and civic innovation. For the third year in a row, FPF partnered with MetroLab Network to promote data privacy perspectives and to advance responsible […]
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 […]
FPF Policy Counsel Lauren Smith runs our Connected Car Project. Today, she appeared on CBS This Morning to talk connected cars.