Guidelines 1/2020 on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications
Section 2.1 Categories of data
59. As noted in the introduction, most data associated with connected vehicles will be considered personal data to the extent that it is possible to link it to one or more identifiable individuals. This includes technical data concerning the vehicle’s movements (e.g., speed, distance travelled) as well concerning the vehicle’s condition (e.g., engine coolant temperature, engine RPM, tyre pressure). Certain data generated by connected vehicles may also warrant special attention given their sensitivity and/or potential impact on the rights and interests of data subjects. At present, the EDPB has identified three categories of personal data warranting special attention, by vehicle and equipment manufacturers, service providers and other data controllers: location data, biometric data (and any special category of data as defined in art.9 GDPR) and data that could reveal offences or traffic violations.