U.S Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. has re-introduced the "Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act’’ or the ‘‘SELF DRIVE Act’’ to regulate autonomous vehicles. Key provisions relating to data protection include:
Vehicle manufacturers are required to develop a cybersecurity plan that includes:
Vehicle manufacturers are required to develop a privacy plan that includes:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shall establish the Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Council which will be responsible for, among other things, devising best practices and recommendations for cybersecurity for the testing, deployment and updating of automated driving systems as well as the protection of consumer privacy and security of information collected by highly automated vehicles.
The Federal Trade Commission shall conduct a study and submit a report to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate on the highly automated vehicle marketplace, including an examination of the following issues:
A violation of subsection (a) shall be treated as an unfair or deceptive act or practice within the meaning of section 5(a)(1) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45(a)(1)).