In the second part of a podcast series on autonomous driving vehicles, Philip N. Yannella, Co-Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr’s Privacy and Data Security Group, speaks to Joe Raczynski, a legal technologist and futurist for Thomson Reuters Legal, about the security and regulatory issues affecting driverless vehicles.

The pair discusses the potential for hacking and data theft of driverless cars and trucks, as well as the evolving regulatory environment for this new technology—both in the U.S. and around the world. More specifically, the podcast addresses the proposed AV START bill, as well as the recent DOT guidance and FTC workshop on connected cars, and the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on the development of driverless vehicles.

In case you missed it, you can also check out Part One of this podcast series, in which Neal Walters, Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Group, discusses the safety profile of autonomous vehicles and how these futuristic cars will talk to each other and to surrounding infrastructure.