In a detailed report titled “Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles,” the European Commission sets out key data protection recommendations

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) are vehicles that are both connected and automated and display one of the five levels of automation according to SAE International’s standard J3016, combined with the capacity to receive and/or send wireless information to improve the vehicle’s automated capabilities and enhance its contextual awareness.

General recommendations: The acquisition and processing of static and dynamic data by CAVs should safeguard basic privacy rights, should not create discrimination between users, and should happen via processes that are accessible and understandable to the subjects involved.

Specifics in my client alert:

European Commission Releases Autonomous Vehicle Privacy Recommendations