China passes new automobile data security law


China has made some amendments to the existing laws and passed a new document that discloses several provisions on how automobile companies need to collect their user data as per the stated stipulations.

According to a media update released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) the new law called the Personal Information Protection Law(PIPL) will come into force from October 26th,2021 and will aim to standardize solutions pertaining to data security risks in automobile sector.

Therefore, all companies that are into automobile manufacturing should follow certain stipulations pertaining to applicable precision range, data collection, data masking and other practices that help cut down risks associated with illegal abuse of automobile data.

So, from on, all car manufactures should keep their customers well informed on what type of data they are collecting, seek their permission before collecting and anonymize it while processing or transmitting it.

Car companies may record information such as facial scans, heart rate, fingerprints, voice nodes, and other such data only if it is useful for driver safety.

Chinese Communist Party has issued a notice to all international car companies to come up with products and services that abide the PIPL, putting a full stop to fraudulent data mining practices.

News resource People’s Court Daily, that is being backed by the National People’s Congress, has lauded the new law as ‘spectacular’ as it makes it mandatory for companies using algorithms for ‘decision making’; to get the driver’s consent first.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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