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The connected-car revolution highlights the urgency of the global regulatory challenge ahead

Apple’s U-turn on child abuse images highlights privacy predicament; and regulating tomorrow’s cars

Nvidia’s move on Arm may highlight EU-UK undertakings divide

New technology is revolutionizing the way we get from A to B. Gone are the gas-guzzling, analog cars of yore; tomorrow’s roads are likely to feature high-tech electric vehicles, pumping data back to manufacturers and pulling up at specially designed service stations to recharge. This new frontier comes with immense regulatory challenges — challenges that have to be met today, given the frantic pace at which the new paradigm is taking shape. Our Future Mobility service will be bringing MLex’s in-depth coverage to the new smart-car reality and the accompanying uncharted regulatory landscape.

Apple may have hoped that its decision to search the contents of its iPhones to identify images of child sexual abuse would have been welcomed. Instead, the prospect of Apple delving into the contents of people’s handsets, and the fear that any backdoor into devices could be widened, sparked a backlash, prompting the tech giant to back away from the proposal — at least, for now. But the controversy has served to highlight Apple’s predicament, with its reputation as a company focused on strong privacy safeguards making it attractive to those wanting to keep their affairs away from the gaze of law-enforcement agencies. Also on today’s podcast: the regulatory challenges posed by electric, connected and automated cars. From antitrust, to data privacy and security, to designing the recharging stations of the future — lawmakers are being asked to make decisions today about the future of mobility.

US chipmaker Nvidia’s move to buy Arm, a UK chip designer, for $40 billion is facing regulatory headwinds, with UK competition authority knocking back Nvidia’s proposed legal undertakings. Now, the deal is being considered by the EU’s competition regulator — something that may highlight the fissures between the approach of the EU and UK to managing complex, vertical acquisitions in the tech industry. Also on the podcast: China gears up for the regulation of connected cars — and there’s more to it than just privacy.

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