“[T]he customer is king. And data sharing increases comfort and convenience for customers, improves products and services, and contributes to achieving societal goals such as improving road safety, reducing fuel consumption and facilitating traffic management,” says Eric-Mark Huitema Director General of European Automobile Manufacturers’​ Association (ACEA).

“[The] principle that should guide the future framework for

“A vast body of research has shown [mobility] data is highly reidentifiable. Previously, researchers showed that knowing four random points of someone’s trajectory points, such as when and where you take your morning coffee, was enough to uniquely identify that person 95% of the time in a dataset of 1.5 million people. Other studies have

France’s CNIL, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, has opined on the “Global Security law” and use of drones by law enforcement.

General takeaways:
  • Use airborne cameras only if (i) strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose pursued and (ii) proportionate. You must first determine that no less intrusive method is available.
  • Retain information

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) have issued a joint guidance on “Cybersecurity Challenges in the Update of Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Driving.”

Key Points
  • Because autonomous vehicles use AI for many aspects traditionally handled by human drivers, the classic approach of “securing digital

“Germany will become a world leader in autonomous driving. We are setting the pace for this: With our new law, we are becoming an international pioneer and putting an end to cumbersome individual permits,” says German Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer.

The proposed regulation, still requiring approval by the Bundestag and the Bundesrat, contemplates regulation

Automated vehicle manufacturers beware: Blurred images can still be personal data under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  says French Data Protection Authority CNIL in a statement on the use of drones by French police.

If information is blurred only after it is collected, and blurred flows can be accessed in clear images

The European Parliament issued a detailed study on the impact of smart mobility applications on the future of transport and addressed some data protection issues.

  • Public authorities should further specify legislation for data privacy and protection. (e.g. addressing how drivers can grant third parties’ consent to use their data, where processing data is necessary for

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recently signed an administrative agreement for cross-departmental cooperation to facilitate and accelerate the safe development of automated and networked driving.

“Anyone who buys a new car today assumes that they will receive a safe vehicle. Modern cars are moving high-performance