FTC Provides Comment to NHTSA on Privacy and Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

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The Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. As the lead federal agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, the FTC in its comment commends NHTSA for taking privacy and security concerns into account in its rulemaking

In its comment, the Commission notes that the FTC’s November 2013 workshop on the Internet of Things addressed the privacy and security implications of data collected from consumers’ vehicles. The comment expresses support for NHTSA’s deliberative, process-based approached to addressing privacy and security risks, which includes a privacy risk assessment.  The comment also commends NHTSA for designing a V2V system to limit the data collected and stored to only that which serves its intended safety purpose.

The Commission vote authorizing staff to file the comment was 5-0.

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Karen Jagielski
Bureau of Consumer Protection