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House Subcommittee Panel Unanimously Approves Self-Driving Legislation

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection panel unanimously approved a bill that would be Congress’s first attempt at adopting laws for autonomous vehicles. The bill’s bipartisan support was due in part to the Republican leadership’s adoption of Democratic proposals on safety oversight by federal regulators. In essence, the bill would allow...

Videocast: Connected and Automated Cars—The Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Connected and automated vehicles are being built with components that enable them to not only access information, but also collect, store and transmit data for performance and safety purposes as well. Furthermore, these vehicles are expected to produce an enormous amount of data, some of which will be personal and sensitive, such as precise real-time geolocation data and the contents...

The FTC and NHTSA Plan Workshop on Vehicles and Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are hosting a public workshop to discuss consumer privacy issues posed by technological developments in vehicles, particularly those with some form of wireless connectivity. The potential dangers to consumers from such connected vehicles are significant, as one estimate provides that by 2020...

Videocast: Cybersecurity and IP Issues with Internet of Things Devices in Autonomous Vehicles

Automated driving is not coming – it’s here. The entire automotive industry is implementing strategies, tools and technologies to not only allow the car to drive, but to operate using Internet of Things devices. In their videocast, Cybersecurity and IP Issues with Internet of Things Devices in Autonomous Vehicles, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Partners Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik and Griff...

NADA Releases Automotive Privacy Guide

The National Auto Dealers Association recently release a guide regarding consumer privacy and data collection in modern cars. The guide, titled “Personal Data In Your Car,” covers the different ways data from vehicle operators is collected, used, and shared. Data has been collected for years through Event Data Recorders and On-Board Diagnostic ports, but the report identifies multiple...

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