At the Paris Motor Show earlier this month, the French Data Protection Authority (“Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés” or “ CNIL”) provided an update on the progress of its development of a “compliance package on connected vehicles.” The work began on March 23, 2016, and the finalized “compliance package” is expected to be delivered next spring.

The CNIL undertook this task to provide the auto-industry, the insurance and telecommunications sector, and the public authorities with guidance on the treatment of personal data collected by connected vehicles about their drivers and the interaction of the vehicle with the road environment. The guidance is expected to bring companies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), which will become effective on May 25, 2018.

The CNIL noted that the challenge is to weave “data protection” into the product design “to ensure transparency and control by individuals of their data.” Doing so would address the Privacy by Design principle codified in the GDPR.

In preparing its guidance, the CNIL is using the following scenarios as its analytical framework.Continue Reading CNIL Calling for “Privacy by Design” for Connected Vehicles