U.S. to introduce new rules for auto black boxes

Wired - in an article entitled Driving Big Brother - reports that the NHTSA will release new rules for automobile black boxes this summer. I have blogged before about this issue as they have controversial privacy ramifications. The report says they will not require all cars to have them, but will mandate 29 things they must record. From the privacy angle, they will require owners manuals to disclose that they are present, and the reason. To me that is only part of the privacy issue. The more thorny issue is what use is made of the data.

The Wired article includes a link to technical information about the 29 items.

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Read earlier posts I have made on this topic

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