Building a Privacy-Compliant Autonomous Vehicles Business

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, commenting on the House of Commons TRAN report on automated vehicles in May of 2018, likened autonomous vehicles (“AV”) to “smartphones on wheels”. While apt, the comparison is a significant understatement. The volume of information generated by the daily activities of even the most enthusiastic user of smartphone technology pales in comparison to the torrent of data created by the average SAE Level 3, 4 or 5 AV over the course of just a few minutes of drive time. A significant amount of this data may qualify as personal information for the purposes of Canadian privacy law.  

This content has been updated on May 2, 2024 at 13 h 54 min.