Today there's a big difference between safety and security. But in the coming era of autonomous vehicles, there will be no difference between the two as electronic security becomes more important.
Data collection and analytics from connected vehicles has troubling implications for the individual's privacy, not least because they simply have no choice. The use of motor vehicles is such a fundamental part of modern life that the invasion of privacy is all but unavoidable if new legislation is not promulgated.
The FTC is a shadow regulator on cyber, and it is impacting what businesses must do about cybersecurity. Most troublingly, it is doing so without clear standards and in apparent self-denial. This may have wide-ranging ramifications for the future of self-driving cars.
Autonomous vehicles highlights pressing issues currently in technology law involving artificial intelligence and machine learning. What are the liability and risk problems that must be considered?
This article is based on a presentation made during the Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference held on 9-11 November 2016. Author Karen Ngan is a commercial law partner at Simpson Grierson (New Zealand) . She co–heads the firm's information and communications technology group and its data protection and privacy group. In this article she discusses some of the challenges with dealing with 21st century privacy issues under a Privacy Act that is over 20 years old. She also covers some of the measures or practices that have been taken to address some of these challenges.