Black box data ownership in North Dakota
Engadget reports that North Dakota is the first jurisdiction to pass a law making black box vehicle data the property of the vehicle owner. They state: It would require a court order before any of the information recorded by the box can be used in court, and prohibits insurance companies from making access to the box a condition of obtaining coverage. Black box, or event recorders in cars have been controversial when the information is used as evidence for things like speeding tickets or accident litigation. Some insurers have programs where drivers get a discount if they regularly provide driving data showing what the insurer considers acceptable driving behaviour.