New campaign says drivers should control who has access to their data, not manufacturers

A new campaign was launched today, which calls on EU policymakers to ensure that drivers — rather than vehicle manufacturers — control who can access their vehicle data and for what purpose.

#Data4Drivers has launched a petition, which says EU policymakers should take legislative action to ensure that any technological solution to access in-vehicle data lets drivers decide with whom they share their data.

“When a vehicle generates data that can be traced back to its owner/driver,” says the campaign. “That data should be treated as personal data according to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation”.

The campaign is supported by Insurance Europe and the Association if Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (Amice).