China to set assessment measures to regulate data sent abroad by cars – Yahoo Finance

I’m with the Chinese on this one. I’m not very keen on having my personal data being collected by a car manufacturer…:

[…] China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology did not offer details about how the assessment would be done. According to current rules, auto companies cannot export key vehicle data abroad unless they obtain approval from regulators.

The ministry said regulators will improve monitoring of vehicle data security and encourage telecommunication companies to invest more in cyber security technologies.

The move comes amid China’s push to ensure the security of data as the proliferation of smart cars, such as Tesla electric vehicles, fuels concern about national security, in line with its broader aim to tighten policies around privacy.


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