On September 26, the World Internet Conference was held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was invited to speak at the opening ceremony. Musk reiterated the key role of data security in the future of intelligent connected vehicles: “Data security is the key to the success of intelligent connected vehicles. It is not only closely related to personal interests, but also to the interests of the entire society.”
The automobile industry is in the wave of digital upgrading, and electrification, networking, intelligence, and sharing have become the development trends of the automobile industry. With the large-scale development of intelligent networked vehicles, related vehicle data security and personal information protection have increasingly become the focus of the industry.
It is worth noting that the “Several Regulations on Vehicle Data Security Management (Trial)” jointly issued by my country’s official multi-department will be officially implemented on October 1 this year, which will become the hot spot of this World Internet Conference.
At present, industry insiders believe in an interview with reporters in Wuzhen that, as the pioneer and leader of the global intelligent networked car, Tesla is one of the car companies that invests the most in information security, and its information security protection is already in the world. leading level. Among them, the experience exploration has strong reference significance, and can set a demonstration benchmark for the construction of data security protection in the industry. Form a high-level team to practice “copper walls and iron walls”
This year, Musk said at the China Development Forum, “Security is always the focus of future technology and industrial development, especially today with the rapid development of artificial intelligence technology. Tesla is willing to use the highest level of confidentiality to protect data. Safety.”
At present, Tesla has not only equipped high-level special classes in the construction of data security protection, but also cooperated with external teams to continuously improve the protection level.
The reporter learned that Tesla has formed a high-level information security team, and its software and Internet security experts are mainly from the world’s top technology companies. This professional team belongs to the leading level in the automotive industry in terms of personnel size and professional level.
Tesla improves the safety and scalability of the car itself through its independently developed car operating system and industry-leading OTA upgrade technology. At the same time, Tesla has also established a strict global data security management system.
In order to better protect the privacy of car owners, Tesla has configured one of the world’s highest security levels of network security systems, including complete firewalls, antivirus systems, intrusion detection systems, etc., and has formulated strict global data classification and processing policies.
Tesla adheres to the principles of “legal compliance, minimum necessity, openness and transparency” in data collection, and ensures the security of the transmission process through data encryption and a special certificate system in data transmission. Tesla also continuously improves the safety of its products and services by working with external teams.
According to information previously released by Tesla, Tesla has been encouraging third-party security teams to use Tesla vehicles for research, hoping to continuously improve the security of products and services by working with global security teams. Because Tesla is at the world’s leading level in network information security, third-party security teams generally tend to use Tesla vehicles as research objects.
The 2020 World Intelligent Connected Vehicle Conference specially set up a theme summit of “computing platform and information security”, which is aimed at the rapid development of intelligent connected vehicles, and the problem of vehicle network information security has become increasingly prominent. Three network security companies participated in the summit. At this summit, Tesla was chosen as the research target for automotive network information security.
In fact, these three cybersecurity companies have been targeting Tesla’s vehicle systems and software for cyber information security “offensive and defensive” drills for many years. The cybersecurity company used security vulnerabilities to conduct remote attacks on Tesla without physical contact, and reported them to the Tesla security team. The Tesla security team fixed the vulnerabilities and improved security as soon as possible.
Tesla promised not to share user data externally. “We have a strong will to keep any user privacy information confidential. If Tesla uses vehicle data to steal user privacy information, including those in China, we will be shut down.” This year On March 20, Musk made the above statement at the China Development Forum.
On September 17 this year, when Musk was invited to participate in the 3rd World New Energy Vehicle Conference held in Haikou City, Hainan Province, he emphasized that his company will cooperate with relevant departments of all countries to ensure the data security of smart Internet vehicles . Tesla wants to contribute to a digital future where benefits, responsibility and governance are shared.
Industry insiders said that Tesla attaches great importance to users’ autonomy over data. When the user accepts the delivery of the vehicle, privacy protection is also turned on. Users can independently decide whether to share and share vehicle data types, and adjust privacy preferences at any time. Users also have the right to revoke their own data and data use authorization. Only with the owner’s authorization will Tesla use information about himself and the vehicle he has purchased to improve products and services.
The reporter combed the information and found that Tesla promised not to sell or rent users’ personal data to anyone for any purpose, and Tesla would not share users’ personal data unless it was necessary to serve users with the user’s consent.
On August 16 this year, the National Internet Office, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Transport jointly issued the “Several Regulations on the Management of Automobile Data Security (Trial)” to provide policy support for China’s automobile data management , will be officially implemented on October 1.
It is worth noting that, regarding the introduction of this regulation, Tesla said through its official Weibo: “Automotive data security is very important, and unified and standardized management will be more conducive to the orderly and long-term development of smart cars. Tesla supports and responds to it. The development of the industry is further oriented towards standardization and jointly promote technological innovation. Tesla will make every effort to implement the security management of automotive data and ensure data security.”
The “Regulations” require that important data should be stored in China according to law. In fact, the Tesla China data center has been built as part of Tesla’s localization strategy.
China is the world’s largest auto market and one of Tesla’s most important regional markets. Since entering China for 8 years, Tesla has been firmly optimistic about China’s future, and has continued to invest in China to expand production. Up to now, Tesla has developed into one of the largest new energy vehicle manufacturers in China, exporting nearly 100,000 vehicles in the first eight months of this year, helping China’s auto exports set a record.
Tesla meets the needs of localized storage and security management of massive data by promoting the construction of local data centers. On May 25 this year, Tesla announced that the China data center has been completed, and more local data centers will be added in the future.
The Tesla China data center will be used to store all data generated by the Chinese operations. Tesla also promised: “Personally identifiable information of Chinese users is not cross-border, and the export of important data will be carried out after the approval of the competent authorities.”
At present, China is vigorously developing digitalization, and “accelerating digital development and building a digital China” is an important development goal of China’s “14th Five-Year Plan”. China has invested a lot of resources to apply the latest digital technologies to various industries and promote the digital transformation of various industries.
Taking the promulgation of laws and regulations related to data security as an opportunity, Tesla will continue to increase investment and R&D efforts in China, and continue to innovate in technology on the basis of legal compliance, so as to contribute to building a digital future of China with shared benefits and shared responsibilities. .