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eCall and the Quest for Effective Protection of the Right to Privacy

T H A Wisman


From 31 March 2018 onwards every certified car for the European market must be equipped with the eCall system. This is an ICT system, embedded with GSM and satellite technology, which automatically transmits vital data from the car to an emergency centre in case of an accident. The mandatory installation of eCall introduces great challenges to the right to privacy. The aim of this paper is to illustrate through these challenges why the Commission has fallen short in adequately addressing these challenges throughout the legislative process.

Tijmen Wisman is a researcher/lecturer at the Centre for Law and Internet (CLI) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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