Australian Data Watchdog Warns of Privacy Risks Brought by Driverless Cars

Australian Data Watchdog Warns of Privacy Risks Brought by Driverless Cars

In a written submission to the Queensland’s Transport and Public Works Committee inquiry on transport technology, the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) said that driverless cars generate “vast amounts” of personal information that may present a privacy risk.

The OIC said that user information such as real-time location, in-car camera footage, places frequently visited, even favourite restaurants, music choices, air conditioning settings and fingerprints may be generated by the system of a driverless vehicle. The OIC warned that such information, when exposed by a privacy breach, can have devastating consequences for individuals.

Source: ABC AU

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