On 15 March 2017, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee released a report on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). In its report the Committee addressed the issue of data protection and stated that data relating to an individual’s CAV in terms of position, speed and performance on the road “cannot be regarded as entirely personal”. The Committee went on to note that such data would be needed for “public benefit” if a CAV system were to be introduced on a large scale. However, the report also acknowledged concerns regarding inappropriate use of geolocation data generated by CAVs and recommended that the UK government liaises with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and industry stakeholders in order to ensure that the mechanisms for the protection of CAV data are sufficient to comply with data protection legislation. The ICO signalled its intent to issue its own call for evidence on the issue of CAVs and data protection, which is likely to progress the debate further.