Law.com: Drive the Legal Road to Autonomous Cars

May 01, 2019

In a Q&A with Law.com, Melody Drummond Hansen, chair of O’Melveny’s automated and connected vehicles industry group, discussed recent trends in the Automated Vehicles space and their implications for data security and privacy.

“There are myriad developments that can be challenging to track. We have a fun widget on our website that tracks federal and state regulations, but one of the most interesting trends we’re seeing is some cooperation among different folks in the industry to educate and collaborate in the space,” says Drummond Hansen. “We are all in a time of reckoning about data, and privacy more generally, including for connected technology. How do we deal with security, privacy, who owns the data and monetization?… When you think about the many laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act, when you get passed the definitional concerns, we’re talking about four different areas: minimization, anonymizing or compartmentalizing, notice or advertising, and responses to incidents and concerns.”

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