The 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong published a Resolution on Data Protection in Automated and Connected Vehicles, which sets out fundamental data protection requirements for the mobility of the future (“Resolution”). The Resolution proposes common international standards.
The Resolution addresses not only vehicle and equipment manufacturers, but also providers of personal transportation services, car rental providers, and providers of data driven services (e.g., speech recognition, navigation, remote maintenance or motor insurance telematics services), as well as standardization bodies and public authorities (“Addressees”). The Resolution expressly calls upon Addresses to “fully respect the users’ right to the protection of their personal data and privacy and to sufficiently take this into account at every stage of the creation and development of new devices or services”.
Following the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner’s earlier proposals for automated and connected vehicles of June 2017, the Resolution describes how the rights of users should be protected. In particular, the Addresses are seriously urged to comply with the following 16 items:
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