Connected Cars

Connected Cars

Connected Cars Project

The Future of Privacy Forum has launched a Connected Cars Project to promote best practices in privacy and data security that recognize the benefits of new connected car technologies.  FPF intends to foster both internal and external dialogue and to work to ensure that privacy is protected and data is secured as connected car technologies develop.

Drawing on FPF’s experience with mobile apps, geolocation, and smart grid technology, FPF is engaging with policy makers and industry on privacy policies for connected car technology.  We support a proactive approach and believe industry must assume the responsibility for addressing any risks by establishing responsible practices now.

FPF supports the development of flexible notice and choice mechanisms in connected devices.  Connected car technologies should provide notice that is tailored to the nature of the connected device, the environments in which the device will be be used, and the types of data to be collected and the data’s intended use.  Connected car technologies present opportunities to provide notice of data collection through visual or auditory cues and obtain consent through innovative user interface designs.

FPF discussed this and explained the many safety, security, and convenience benefits presented by connected cars in our filing with the Federal Trade Commission in advance of the FTC’s November “Internet of Things” workshop on November 19th. FPF will also lead the Connected Cars North America privacy track at its meeting in Dallas on November 22nd.

If you are interested in learning more about the project, please email info@futureofprivacy.org.

Privacy Calendar

Nov
7
Fri
all-day George Washington Law Review 201... @ George Washington University Law School
George Washington Law Review 201... @ George Washington University Law School
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day
Save the date for the GW Law Review‘s Annual Symposium, The FTC at 100: Centennial Commemorations and Proposals for Progress, which will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. This year’s symposium, hosted in[...]
Nov
11
Tue
10:15 am You Are Here: GPS Location Track... @ Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
You Are Here: GPS Location Track... @ Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Nov 11 @ 10:15 am
EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury will present twice at the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Annual Sunny Climate Seminar. He will give a presentation on government location tracking issues and then participate in a panel[...]
Nov
12
Wed
all-day PCLOB Public Meeting on “Definin... @ Washington Marriott Hotel
PCLOB Public Meeting on “Definin... @ Washington Marriott Hotel
Nov 12 all-day
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a public meeting with industry representatives, academics, technologists, government personnel, and members of the advocacy community, on the topic: “Defining Privacy.”   While the Board will[...]
Nov
20
Thu
all-day W3C Workshop on Privacy and User... @ Berlin, Germany
W3C Workshop on Privacy and User... @ Berlin, Germany
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day
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Dec
2
Tue
all-day IAPP Practical Privacy Series 2014
IAPP Practical Privacy Series 2014
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
Government and FTC and Consumer Privacy return to Washington, DC. For more information, click here.
Dec
11
Thu
9:00 am Progress of the EU Data Protecti...
Progress of the EU Data Protecti...
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am
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