On Oct. 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of Georgia answered the question of whether the Fourth Amendment protects a right to privacy in the air bag safety devices installed in vehicles. The court ruled law enforcement violated the Fourth Amendment rights of a driver after they downloaded data from the vehicle’s “Airbag Control Module” as they investigated him for reckless driving and two counts of homicide. In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Global Cyber Risk Senior Principal Joel Schwarz, CIPP/G, breaks down the decision and similar cases seen in other states. Editor’s note: Joel Schwarz’s name and affiliation were incorrect in our original posting. He is no longer with BSA Software Alliance and is now at Global Cyber Risk. We have made the correction and regret the error.
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