Canadian Journal of Law and Technology


Canadian Standards Association Model Code, CSA Model Code, automated vehicles, personal information, privacy code


Connected and autonomous vehicles (‘‘CAVs”) can collect, store, process and transmit vast amounts of data. Understanding the use (and potential misuse) of this data, particularly when that data is about an identifiable individual within the meaning of data protection law, is regarded critical to the success of this new mode of transportation. However, what constitutes personal information in relation to coneccted and automated vehicle data on a case-by-case basic. This presents a policy challenge for the government and creates uncertainty for businesses wishing to make use of this data.