Comment of Jessica L. Rich, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Supporting the Inclusion of Consumer Privacy and Cybersecurity Guidance in the Document “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy”

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BCP Director Jessica L. Rich submitted a comment to NHTSA regarding its request for comments on proposed industry guidance for highly automated vehicles. Rich commends NHTSA for its “thoughtful consideration of the emerging issues presented by innovative technologies in vehicles, and the agency’s strong commitment to protect consumer privacy and vehicle cybersecurity in the HAV area.” Rich also commends NHTSA for “includ[ing] recommendations designed to ensure that privacy and security issues are considered throughout the vehicle lifecycle, particularly in the design phase.”