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Privacy laws struggle with ‘smartphones on wheels’

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 8:49 AM | By Mark Hayes and Adam Jacobs

In late March 2017, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) appeared before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Communications to discuss some of the privacy issues associated with connected and automated vehicles. Over the past few years, the OPC and other organizations have been studying the privacy concerns surrounding connected and automated cars. However, as of yet, there are no comprehensive policies addressing privacy and modern automobiles.

The days of vehicles being released with an option of a passenger side mirror have long...