Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. is an Auto Care Association education initiative created to engage car owners, policymakers and other stakeholders on car data – what is it, why it matters and its implications for consumer choice.


We believe car owners should have the right to directly access and control their car data. We’re fighting to put car data back where it belongs – in the hands of car owners.


Your Car. Your Data. presents

How the Connected Car Impacts Consumer Choice: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 4, 2019

By 2022, 87 percent of vehicles in the United States will be equipped with technology that collects data and wirelessly transmits it to vehicle manufacturers, according to IHS Markit. That data includes everything from vehicle health information to maintenance and repair data to details on driving behavior and your GPS location.


What are the implications of wireless collection of vehicle data for consumers, data privacy and automotive safety? And how will it transform the automotive industry as a whole?


Join automotive, security and tech experts, policymakers and consumer advocates on Thursday, April 4, at 9 a.m., as they discuss the technology behind connected cars and its implications for the future. Guests are encouraged to participate in the Q&A following the discussion. 


A light continental breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Marriott Marquis
Dogwood Conference Room
Mezzanine Level
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Jeff Plungis

ModeratorJeff PlungisLead automotive investigative reporter, Consumer Reports


  • Sally GreenbergExecutive director, National Consumers League
  • Greg PotterChief technology officer, Equipment and Tool Institute
  • Lauren SmithPolicy counsel, Future of Privacy Forum 


Jeff Plungis

Lead automotive investigative reporter, Consumer Reports

Mr. Plungis is an award-winning reporter and skilled storyteller with more than 20 years of experience covering the automotive industry and public policy. Before Consumer Reports, Mr. Plungis was with Bloomberg where he was one of the lead reporters who covered the Takata airbag recall, Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal and the evolution of self-driving cars.


Sally Greenberg

Executive director, National Consumers League

Ms. Greenberg is a seasoned consumer advocate and brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the conversation. She has testified numerous times before Congress on consumer protection issues, including auto and product safety, and serves as the primary spokesperson for the National Consumers League.

Greg Potter

Chief technology officer, Equipment and Tool Institute

Mr. Potter brings more than 33 years of experience in the automotive service tool industry and is considered a thought leader in advanced vehicle technologies including connected vehicles, vehicle data access and cyber security.

Lauren Smith

Policy counsel, Future of Privacy Forum (FGF)

Ms. Smith is policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FGF) where she focuses on big data and the Internet of Things related to connected cars and data ethics, among other niche focus areas. She is an in-demand policy expert and thought leader who provides a unique perspective to the data and privacy conversation.