Calif. Driverless Car Law Could Fuel Privacy Disputes

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A California measure signed into law Tuesday seeks to lay out safety standards for operating driverless vehicles being tested by Google Inc. and carmakers, but consumer advocates say the failure to make clear how information collected on vehicle users will be used is likely to trigger privacy litigation against car and technology companies down the road.

Gov. Jerry Brown approved S.B. 1298, which allows for so-called autonomous vehicles to be operated on public roads for testing purposes and requires the California Department of Motor Vehicles to...
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