“ AUTONOMOUS CARS: Legal Challenges to HD MAP, Surveying/Mapping & Data Compliance ”
Covid-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to the whole world in 2020. The innovation and development of autonomous driving technology, nevertheless, forge ahead. HD map, surveying and mapping and data compliance remain one the legal challenges in the autonomous driving in China. Chinese government has actively responded to from a regulatory perspective: the regulation on surveying and mapping license will be overhauled, the Scope of State Secrets in the Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation was issued few months ago, the legislation of data security and personal information protection has been in the fast lane. As carmakers, suppliers, developers of self-driving technology and participants, how can we deal with these changes and challenges？Let’s discuss.
Atticus Zhao, Of Counsel, King&Wood Mallesons
Atticus Zhao is an Of Counsel in King&Wood Mallesons. He has more than 12 years’ legal experience. Atticus’ practice areas include M&A, FDI, corporate and compliance. Before joined KWM, he worked for a leading international law firm in Shanghai.
Atticus has rich experience on legal issues re autonomous driving and has been working on many projects in relation to self-driving cars and providing legal services for many well-known international and domestic carmakers, tier 1 suppliers, high tech companies, mapping firms and start-ups. He has also published multiple articles on legal issues regarding self-driving cars.
Atticus obtained his master degree from East China University of Political Science and Law, and is a qualified PRC lawyer. Atticus’ working language is Chinese and English.