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China will pay high price for regulating vehicle data

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Significance

These data have broader potential applications, from monitoring vehicle performance in order to enable future improvements, to surveilling drivers or the environment in which they drive. In China, this has led to growing concerns about the potential use of vehicle-sourced data.

Impacts

  • Foreign carmakers that have not yet opened data centres in China will need to do so in the near future.
  • The new regulations may disadvantage the development of Chinese AV firms.
  • The regulations could have a major impact beyond China as a leading example or model for vehicle-related data protection.
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