Shanghai City to Regulate Data From Smart Vehicle Testing | Technology News

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shanghai city has issued draft regulations to safeguard data generated during testing of smart vehicles, underscoring China’s growing concern about data security.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission said it will require that entities conducting vehicle testing and demonstrations properly handle the acquisition, processing, application and transmission of data.

Additionally, the entities should take relevant measures to protect data confidentiality, form a personal information protection system and are forbidden to conduct illegal trading, transfer and disclosure of relevant data, it said.

Dozens of automakers, startups and large technology firms in China, ranging from Didi Global Inc to WeRide and internet search leader Baidu Inc, are accelerating work on self-driving vehicle systems, which are widely expected to bring a sea change to the transportation industry.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology earlier this week issued a draft action plan to develop the country’s cyber-security industry in a bid to better govern data storage, data transfer, and personal data privacy.

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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