We address the worldwide regulatory landscape facing the autonomous vehicle market.
It’s all about you: The integration of biometrics into autonomous vehicles
Our latest white paper addresses the planned and actual use of biometrics—the measurement of unique human physiological and behavioral characteristics — in today’s (and tomorrow’s) vehicles. This White Paper explores the legal issues raised by the increased use of biometrics in cars and how to manage the risk that they raise for vehicle developers, manufacturers and operators. It explores eight countries (US, Australia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey) and their impact on biometric use.
The Metaverse has moved beyond science fiction movies like Ready Player One to become an important reality. Fortune magazine recently said that the Metaverse might just be the most important tech trend since the iPhone.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently dismissed an attempt to certify a class action lawsuit against Facebook after the court found the plaintiffs failed to provide some “basis in fact” for their central allegation – that Facebook engaged in unauthorized data scraping.
The metaverse will offer an immersive digital world that feels physical and tangible in nature. Interacting with metaverse has the opportunity to shift the internet in a new direction and pose new intellectual property rights for developers, contributors, and users.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently provided a first glimpse into how it will treat the issue of AI inventorship.
In October 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation (Consultation) on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (AI).
The European Union’s (EU’s) proposed new competition law regime, the Anti-Subsidy Regulation, seems on track to be finalised by mid-2022 and to apply from early 2023. The Anti-Subsidy Regulation was formally proposed in May 2021 but closely tracks a 2020 white paper. It will create mandatory new M&A notification and approval requirements based on a broad new group-wide, global financial metric, “financial contributions,” starting with multinationals’ 2020 financial years. This article considers the proposal and its impact on the technology sector.
For many years, the immersive three-dimensional digital world has been left to the cinematic experience. However, the emergence of the metaverse presents an opportunity to translate everyday activities – working, attending a concert, travelling, shopping, socializing – into a parallel digital universe.
The announcement on 14 January 2022 of a proposed competition collective action against Meta (formerly Facebook) is the latest in a number of collective actions against the tech giants, including Apple and Google, and is of particular interest owing to the subject matter – namely data collection practices.
“What” information can be used, and “how” can that information be captured?
Biometrics in technology has been increasingly incorporated into our daily lives; however, there has not been a proliferation of laws on how to regulate this data.
Automated vehicle technology is likely to produce and retain data about vehicle behavior and vehicle occupants. Some of that data will sit only in-vehicle.
Under the Made in China 2025 plan, China saw the issuance of a number of key policies and regulations on intelligent vehicles in 2017.
French consumers are less worried about the collection and the sharing of their biometric data by connected vehicles than elsewhere in Europe.
The German government and the European Commission have declared biometric technologies to be key enablers for a digital economy.
As in the case with the operation of AVs, there is no specific regulatory framework for the uses of biometrics in Indonesia.
Korea has seen an increasing use of biometrics in vehicles and related electronic products.