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Data Protection in the automotive industry is a complex subject with many different participants, each with their own challenges and questions. In order to develop further innovations, it is important for automotive developers and producers to consider data protection law and how it applies.
The processing of personal data in networked services is regulated by the GDPR, which sets out key principles that must be taken into account. These principles include ensuring data quality, ensuring data security, and obtaining consent from individuals.
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What needs to be considered regarding Data Protection for the automotive industry
When automotive developers and producers face developing innovations, they need to consider a number of data protection issues. One key question is how to protect personal data that is processed in the development and production process. Automotive companies must ensure that they have the correct technical and organizational measures in place to protect that personal data. They must also make sure that their employees are aware of their obligations under data protection law.
Another issue to consider is how to deal with data breaches. If personal data is compromised, automotive companies need to take steps to mitigate the damage and notify affected individuals. They also need to cooperate with data protection authorities in order to investigate the breach.
Don't forget telematics
Telematics (telecommunications and computer science) includes a variety of information and communication technology methods and software solutions. Special telematics systems collect and transmit a great deal of data in real time, such as the route, the duration and the journey time. It’s no surprise that users of car sharing services worry about the protection and security of their personal data.
This data is incredibly valuable, and can be used to track drivers’ movements, as well as gather information about their habits and preferences. In order to protect their privacy, it is important for car-sharing users to take steps to ensure that their personal data is secure. One way to do this is to use a VPN when accessing these services.
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Introduction of your company and KINAST as well as the relevant contact persons. Discussion of the current data protection setup and most important data protection topics.
We conduct data protection audit on-site or based on questionnaires to evaluate the current data protection status of your company.
Document the current data protection status and define further required actions if necessary.
We carry out all necessary measures identified during the data protection audit.
Designation as External data protection officer and on-going consultation starting from day 1.
Are you sharing automotive data with third parties?
When it comes to sharing data with third-party partners, automotive companies need to be careful about who they share information with and what kind of data is shared. They must make sure that any third-party recipients are authorized to receive the information and that they have appropriate security measures in place. If this sharing of data crosses international borders, especially outside of the EU, there are a great deal of GDPR rules to concider, including International Data Flow, Transfer Impact Assessments, Standard Contractual Clauses and much more.
We have developed numerous mechanisms to safeguard Data Security and Data Protection, taking into account the principles of the GDPR. You keep things moving – we protect your data with our expertise.
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How our legal experts help clients in the automotive industry
We have developed numerous mechanisms to safeguard data security and data protection, taking into account the new principles of the General Data Protection Regulation. You keep things moving – we protect your data with our expertise.
Companies that evaluate telematics data or are already preparing for commercial rates should take precautions. As an external data protection officer, we identify processes, as well as storage and deletion periods. Furthermore, we evaluate and update existing data protection agreements (especially in cases of commissioned processing). Finally, we review newly developed products or processes or accompany their development in an advisory capacity.
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In the automotive industry and need a data protection solution?
Whatever your data protection questions, worries or concerns, if you’re in the automotive industry we have all the answers you’re looking for… and possibly more. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experienced lawyers and data protection experts for a personalised, future proof solution to your companies data protection needs.
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Our Lawyers act as External Data Protection Officers (DPO) for small and medium-sized companies, associations, institutions and international corporations.
Working alonside a DPO, our Data Protection Managers help to implement data protection guidelines and ensures orderly and up to date documentation of your GDPR compliance.
Regular data protection audits ensure that your business continues to process and store personal data in a manner that’s compliant with ever changing data protection laws.