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.

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15
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Wed
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Wed
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28
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