“Like AT&T and Verizon — whose customers have been spooked by the disclosure that the telecommunications giants are providing vast troves of metadata subpoenaed by federal surveillance agencies — the car companies want detailed rules for walking the tightrope between their customers’ expectations of privacy and law enforcement agencies or insurers who seek access to customers’ data.
U.S. Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will try to provide some guidance this week when they introduce legislation that would give car owners dominion over the information collected by data recorders installed in their vehicles. (Most new cars already have such recorders, and they will be mandatory equipment on all vehicles manufactured after next September.)
The Hoeven-Klobuchar bill would also require third parties to obtain a search warrant before they could gain access to a vehicle’s data recorder and establish criteria that must be satisfied to secure such a warrant.”
Thanks to Brian Dickerson – Detroit Free Press