Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the use of dashcam technology. The technology available in the market is quite advanced. As we observed here, these devices can be equipped with geolocation, AI, facial recognition, and other technologies. Designed primarily to enhance driver safety and fleet management, privacy concerns are tapping the brakes on implementation in California.
On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB-984, and becoming effective January 1, 2023. The law builds on other privacy protections in California, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and Penal Code Sec. 637.7. Section 637.7 prohibits using an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of a person, however, it does not apply when the vehicle owner (e.g., the employer) has consented to the use of the device.
Read the full article on Jackson Lewis’ Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report.