Privacy in Automated and Connected Vehicles


  • Robin Pierce


  • Ian Oliver
  • Gergely Biczok
  • Juha Röning
  • Jean-Loup Dépinay
  • Florian Stahl

Organisation: Secredas

Room: Online 1

Timing: 08:45 - 10:00 on 28 January 2021

Privacy for cars becomes essential in times of connected vehicles that do not only track driver’s behavior, but also videotape other road users and communicate with their surroundings to support autonomous driving. Future business models even consider behavior and location-based ads in cars. Such scenarios require privacy to be involved in all development phases and technologies. This requirement is supported by upcoming cybersecurity regulation and standards for vehicles like ISO 21434 that take privacy impact into account. In this panel experts discuss challenges and present solutions for privacy by design in cars and go on to consider interconnections and trade-offs with security and safety. Also, the interoperability of privacy enhancing technologies between different domains like automotive, rail and medical is examined.

• What are Current Practices and Standards for Personal Data in Vehicles?
• Which Principles and Technologies support Privacy in Vehicles?
• What are Examples for Privacy Threat Models in Automotive Scenarios?
• Does cybersecurity regulation support privacy?


Robin Pierce

Tilburg University (NL)

Robin Pierce is an Associate Professor at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society at Tilburg Law School, where she works on translational issues regarding emerging technologies in the biomedical domain. Her work addresses legal, ethical, and policy aspects of integration of innovative technologies, which have included genetics, neuroscience, synthetic biology, and AI. Currently, her work focuses on AI in medicine and explores such issues as data protection privacy, and liability. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor (law) from University of California, Berkeley.


Ian Oliver

Nokia Bell Labs (FI)

Gergely Biczok

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)(HU)

Gergely Biczók is an associate professor at the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. He received the PhD (2010) and MSc (2003) degrees in Computer Science from BME. He was a postdoctoral fellow with a scholarship from both the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (BME, 2014-16) and the Norwegian Research Council (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2011-2014). Previously, he was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher to Northwestern University (2007-08), and also held a researcher position at Ericsson Research (2003-07). His research and teaching interests are in the economics of networked systems focusing on data privacy, information security and incentives.

Juha Röning

University of Oulu (FI)

Juha Röning is Professor of Embedded System at the University of Oulu and Visiting Professor of Tianjin University of Technology, P. R. China. He is principal investigator of the Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Group (BISG). From 1985 to 1986 he was a visiting research scientist in the Center for Robotic Research at the University of Cincinnati via Asla/Fullbright scholarship. From1986 to1989 he held a Young Researcher Position in the Finnish Academy. In 2000 he was nominated as Fellow of SPIE. He has three patents and has published more than 300 papers in the areas of computer vision, robotics, intelligent signal analysis, and software security. He is currently serving as a Board of Director for euRobotics aisbl and a steering board member of ARTMIS-IA.

Jean-Loup Dépinay


Florian Stahl


Florian Stahl is Security & Privacy Expert and Team Leader at the automotive company AVL in Germany. He achieved his Master's in Computer and Information Systems Science in Germany and Sweden and holds CISSP, CISM and CIPT certifications. Florian has more than ten years of experience in consulting, implementing and managing security and privacy in multinational enterprises. He founded and leads the OWASP Top 10 Privacy Risks Project and is member of the Internet Privacy Enginerring Network (IPEN).