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Privacy proponents point to problems with connected cars

telecom | 05/02/2017 7:19 pm EDT

Connected cars “raise significant privacy concerns,” Vincent Gogolek, executive director of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, told a Senate committee Tuesday. “The same technologies that allow for safer, more convenient and entertaining vehicles are also capable of amassing vast databases of information,” he said. “This information can be used not only to improve vehicle systems and features, but also to track and profile customers for targeted marketing and for other purposes. Customer data generated by the connected cars is now seen as a major...

‘Unprecedented’ collaboration necessary for connected cars: lawyer

telecom | 04/11/2017 8:44 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada must develop a national policy and form a multi-party committee involving different levels of government to help inform decisions on autonomous and connected cars, a Senate committee heard Tuesday. “An unprecedented amount of coordination and collaboration is required across various industry sectors or, perhaps most importantly, across various levels of government, governmental agencies, both within Canada and across our southern border and...