Shanghai City to Regulate Smart Vehicle Testing Data
SHANGHAI, July 17 (Reuters) – The city of Shanghai has released draft regulations to protect data generated during intelligent vehicle testing, underscoring China’s growing concern over data security.
In a statement released on Friday, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission said it will require entities performing vehicle testing and demonstrations to properly handle acquisition, processing, enforcement and transmission. Datas.
Data generated during testing and demonstration activities is also not allowed to be transmitted abroad unless approved by the relevant authorities, he said, adding that the bills are open for public consultation. .
In addition, entities should take appropriate measures to protect data privacy, form a personal information protection system, and be prohibited from engaging in illegal exchanges, transfers and disclosures of relevant data, he said. .
Dozens of automakers, startups, and major tech companies in China, ranging from Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) to WeRide and Internet research leader Baidu Inc (9888.HK), are ramping up work on computer systems. autonomous vehicles, which are widely expected to bring a radical change to the transportation industry.
China is in the process of overhauling its privacy and data security policy. It is drafting a law on the protection of personal information and is expected to implement its data security law in September, which requires companies that process “critical data” to perform risk assessments and submit reports. Read more
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology earlier this week released a draft action plan to develop the country’s cybersecurity industry with the aim of better governing data storage, transfer data and the confidentiality of personal data. Read more
Regulators announced an investigation into ride-sharing giant Didi in early July, just days after it registered in New York City, and subsequently ordered its app removed from app stores. They cited “serious violations” of laws and regulations relating to the collection of personal information by the Didi app. Read more
Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman
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