Saturday, June 2, 2012

Privacy in Automated Driving

Consumer Watchdog has released a letter calling on the California State Assembly to block passage of a bill to allow driverless cars on California roads unless strong privacy protections are put in place.  Specifically the last line of the letter states, "SB 1298 must be amended to provide that individual data profiles about the use of a driverless vehicle cannot be compiled without the user’s permission and that permission should not be required for use or purchase of such a vehicle."

I happen to agree entirely with this sentiment.  We should build privacy, from both business and government, into the automated driving systems from the ground up, not try to add it after the fact.

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