On January 25, Global Automakers submitted a letter to North Dakota's House Industry, Business and Labor Committee in opposition House Bill 1394 which seeks to regulate data ownership in autonomous vehicles. The letter details Global Automakers concers with the vague language of the bill.
Automakers were among the first industries to develop Privacy Principles to address consumer concerns about data collection, use, and sharing. The Principles reflect a major step in protecting personal information collected in the vehicle. For the first time, the industry adopted central concepts to demonstrate a unified commitment to the responsible stewardship of information used to provide vehicle technologies and services. The letter states, "House Bill 1394 will not improve consumer protection and will only create uncertainty around the industry’s proactive efforts to enhance these protections."