As Autonomous Vehicles Rev Up, the Data Privacy Fight Could Shift to Your Car

There are plenty of unknowns regarding the future of self-driving cars, but one thing is certain: the mobility industry will be fueled by data. And that means automotive companies will have to address many of the same privacy issues that Facebook, Google, and other social media and Internet firms are grappling with now. By 2030, global revenues from automotive data-related services are expected to reach between $450 billion and $750 billion, according to a McKinsey report from 2016. By 2025, an estimated 700 million Internet-connected cars will collectively upload 10 million terabytes of automotive data per month. Four terabytes will processed each day, the McKinsey report predicts…