Minnesota Crafts Privacy Principles for Emerging Transit Tech

Getting the benefits of smart transit tech while minimizing the dangers may mean baking data privacy and security considerations into projects from the get-go, according to Kristin White, executive director of the Connected and Automated Vehicles Office (CAV-X) for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)…

To resolve connected and automated transit’s tension between utility and risk, MnDOT has been working to get ahead of growing trends and act now to establish privacy and data security policies that can guide public-sector approaches to the technology at present and in the long term. The Governor’s Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles recently released an annual report highlighting its latest efforts, including drawing together members of academic, business, government and nonprofit sectors last year to create the CAV Innovation Alliance charged with researching and developing best practices for emerging technologies.