SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The city of Shanghai has issued draft regulations to protect data generated during smart vehicle testing, underlining China’s growing concern over data security .
In a statement issued on Friday, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission said it would require units to conduct testing and demonstrate the means of properly handling the collection, handling, application and data transmission.
Data generated during testing and demonstration activities is also not allowed to be transmitted abroad unless approved by the relevant authorities, adding that the draft law is open for comment. community.
In addition, organizations must take relevant measures to protect data confidentiality, form a system to protect personal information, and prohibit illegal transactions, transfer and disclosure of data. whether related.
Dozens of major automakers, startups and tech companies in China, from Didi Global Inc to WeRide and internet search company Baidu Inc, are speeding up the development of autonomous vehicle systems. driver, is widely expected to bring about major changes to the transportation industry.
China is in the process of revising its policy on data privacy and security. It is drafting a Personal Information Protection Law and will implement it in September the Data Privacy Law, which requires companies handling “critical data” to carry out risk assessments and submit reports. .
Earlier this week, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a draft action plan to develop the country’s cybersecurity industry to better manage data storage, data transmission and personal data privacy.
Regulators announced an investigation into ride-hailing giant Didi in early July, just days after listing in New York and then demanded its app be removed from app stores. . They cited “serious violations” of the laws and regulations regarding Didi’s collection of personal information.
(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)