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.

Connected Cars

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.

To address those concerns, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers have come together to put forward a set of privacy principles for vehicle technologies and services. These privacy principles set a responsible course for new uses of connected car data and should help avoid any privacy bumps in the road. In November 2014, FPF has supported this effort through the release of The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues, that that seeks to provide policymakers and all stakeholders with an overview of the various technologies currently available in cars and identifies the types of data collected and the purposes for which it is collected.

If you are interested in learning more about the project, please email

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