As written by DLA Piper for JD Supra Business Advisory

Among the fastest growing sectors in the industry of smart things is the connected car. No longer a simple way from point A to point B, cars now comprise a computer, cell phone and camera all rolled into one motorized package. Because these cars collect and transmit significant amounts of data, and can access sensitive information on drivers’ (and passengers’) cell phones, many vehicle owners are asking what lies ahead for their personal privacy.

In the US, several major automakers voluntarily banded together to create the Consumer Privacy Protection Principles For Vehicle Technologies and Services, precepts regulating how automakers collect, use and share sensitive consumer information. The seven principles are (1) transparency; (2) choice; (3) respect for context; (4) data minimization, de-identification and retention; (5) data security; (6) integrity and access; and (7) accountability. — DLA Piper, as published in JDSupra
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