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Why Cops Won’t Need A Warrant To Pull The Data Off Your Autonomous Car

Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 23:10.

The U.S. does not have an equivalent policy to the European General Data Protection Regulation (individuals control their personal data) and generally has weak privacy protections, except when it comes to government search and seizures. The idea of privacy is quickly shifting and digital technology is the pivot point for the revised limits of government intrusion into the lives of its citizens. Should you be curious of the outcome, be sure to follow a growing string of U.S. Supreme Court cases, such as U.S. v. Jones (2012 case where the use of a GPS tracker on private vehicle was ruled to constitute an illegal government warrantless search) and Carpenter v. U.S. (pending case to decide whether the government violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by accessing an individual’s historical cell phone locations records without a warrant). Therefore I ask the long term question: will the public allow the government to warrantlessly search autonomous vehicles for incriminating data? Click the article below to find out more.