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Intelligent Transport Systems, eCall, and Data Privacy

Have the privacy rights of vehicle occupants been appropriately considered when developing the intelligent transport technology and regulations implementing eCall?

  • Author: Coran Darling
  • Category: Articles
  • Region: Scotland
  • Field of law: Electric Mobility, Data Protection
  • Citation: Coran Darling, Intelligent Transport Systems, eCall, and Data Privacy, in: Jusletter IT Flash 7. Juni 2018
As of April 2018, eCall systems have become mandatory in most passenger vehicles manufactured and sold in Europe. Whilst this comes with a number of practical advantages, a number of privacy concerns have been raised regarding the technology. This article seeks to investigate some of the issues highlighted in order to address whether they pose a risk as significant as they are perceived to pose.

Table of contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. eCall
  • 2.1. What is eCall?
  • 2.2. How does eCall Function?
  • 2.2.1. Prior to an Accident
  • 2.2.2. Post-Accident
  • 3. Data & Privacy Concerns
  • 3.1. Locational Data
  • 3.2. Processing of MSD
  • 3.2.1. Legitimate Justification
  • 3.2.2. Legitimate Processing
  • 3.3. Data Storage
  • 4. Conclusion

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