State Laws: Event Data Recorders

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) issues topical summaries of each year’s state legislation that has become law. The NCSL report, 2008 Privacy Legislation Related to Event Data Recorders (“Black Boxes”) in Vehicles, will help private investigators stay informed of the legal parameters of the application of electronic surveillance and tracking of of others’ movements. Twelve states have passed laws related to event data recorders in cars. Previously, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration instituted a rule that requires auto manufacturers to disclose if an event data recorder is installed, starting with cars produced in 2011.


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