Guidelines 1/2020 on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications
Section 1.5 Privacy and data protection risks
42. Article 29 Working Party has already expressed several concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) systems that can also apply to connected vehicles. The issues relating to data security and control already stressed regarding IoT are even more sensitive in the context of connected vehicles, since it entails road safety concerns – and can impact the physical integrity of the driver – in an environment traditionally perceived as isolated and protected from external interferences.
43. Also, connected vehicles raises significant data protection and privacy concerns regarding the processing of location data as its increasingly intrusive nature can put a strain on the current possibilities to remain anonymous. The EDPB wants to place particular emphasis and raise stakeholders awareness to the fact that the use of location technologies requires the implementation of specific safeguards in order to prevent surveillance of individuals and misuse of the data.