Contributor: Joshua Harris

Josh Harris is the Policy Director for the Future of Privacy Forum. Prior to this, Josh worked as an Associate Director at the United States Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. In this capacity, Josh worked to develop and implement the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. In 2012, Josh received the United States Department of Commerce Gold Medal–the highest award offered by the Department–for his work in this area. In 2004, he was selected to the White House’s Presidential Management Fellowship program. Previously, Josh served as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Information Security Committee. Josh is a 2004 graduate of the George Washington University Law School and a 2000 graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Internet of Things

Connected Cars are Here. The Good News Is That Privacy Is Being Taken Seriously

By Joshua Harris

Note from the Editor:

Joshua Harris will moderate the breakout session “From 0-60: Privacy and the New Generation of Connected Cars,” which will include insight from FordDirect General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Beth Hill, CIPP/US, and Scheja und Partner, Bonn (Germany) External Data Protection Officer Boris Reibach, at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, this March.

The big news out of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the wide range of autos offering connected technologies, so-called “connected cars.” This latest introduction to the Internet of Things is already reshaping the auto industry. AAA recently estimated that one in five new cars sold this year will collect and transmit data outside the vehicle. According to one survey, cars may make up...

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