Smart Vehicle Testing A Concern in Shanghai

Last Friday, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission issued a statement saying it would require entities that conduct vehicle testing and demonstrations properly handle the acquisition, processing, application and transmission of data.

The draft regulations, meant to safeguard data generated during testing of smart vehicles, is testament to China’s growing concern about data security.

China is said to be drafting a Personal Information Protection Law as well as implementing its Data Security Law in September. That law requires companies that process this data to conduct risk assessments and submit reports.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also issued a draft plan for cyber-security to oversee data storage, data transfer and personal data.