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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, February 5, 2018

"Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car"

From Ars Technica, via the NACDL news scan:

In order for AVs to work, they have to snag all kinds of data about the world around them: where precisely other objects are at any given moment and how fast they are moving. That data can seemingly be kept forever.

Under current law, all of that data can be obtained relatively easily by federal law enforcement. In other words, if you're a privacy-minded citizen, your threat model just changed.

"Because of all of the sensors and data that is being captured—[AVs] are giant recording things," Jaeger said. "Even if they're not involved in an incident directly, they captured some of it. Maybe infrared data or something."

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