AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORT VEHICLES vs THE PRINCIPLES OF DATA PROTECTION LAW: IS COMPATIBILITY REALLY AN IMPOSSIBILITY?

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Abstract

KEYPOINTS

 Autonomous (transport) vehicles have evolved from science fiction into a feature
of reality (in) which we now live.

 From a data protection standpoint, one of the challenges confronting the
integration of autonomous vehicles into the society is the question of whether or
not this disruptive technology is capable of being compliant with the principles of
data protection law.

 The importance of focusing on the principles of data protection law lies in the fact
that these principles encompass the entire body of data protection law. Failure to
achieve compliance with said principles automatically amounts to a failure to
comply with data protection law.

 With a focus on the European Union and the European Economic Area
(EU/EEA), this article seeks to identify the extent to which the extant data
protection laws are capable of protecting the right to data protection of data
subjects in the use of autonomous vehicles while also making recommendations
on how compliance can be best achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Journalinternational data privacy law journal
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Dec 2020
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed