Securing the Connected Car: Privacy, Security and Self-Regulation

Much like smartphones, today’s automobiles have become vast data endpoints, equipped with advanced electronics, sensors and computing power. In cars, though, these advancements not only facilitate communications but also enhance safety and the driving experience. As panelists at the recent IAPP Privacy Summit pointed out, a breach can implicate physical safety as well as data privacy. The panelists, including in-house experts at AT&T and General Motors, discussed the threat landscape for connected cars, the current regulatory framework governing cybersecurity of connected cars and how the automobile industry is developing best practices and automobile design to meet consumer expectations while minimizing cybersecurity risk. See also “Designing Privacy Policies for Products and Devices in the Internet of Things” (Apr. 27, 2016)

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