Are there any privacy protections for mandatory rearview cameras?

March 31st, 2014

The NHTSA issued a rule (slightly better than a blog post) requiring that all new cars after 2018 have rear-facing cameras. Does anyone know if there are any privacy regulations built into these cameras? The thought of mandating that all cars have cameras built in could be abused, very easily, by law enforcement. Would a warrant be needed to access the footage recorded by this camera? In a way, this requirement can build a virtual mosaic of cameras along every road for a surveillance dragnet.