Anti-auto hacking bill introduced in Senate

Anti-auto hacking bill introduced in Senate

Two Senators have introduced a bill to prevent driver and passenger data from being hacked. The measure is aimed at both driver security and privacy.

–There are currently no rules of the road for how to protect driver and passenger data, and most customers donêt even know that their information is being collected and sent to third parties,” said Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who introduced the bill with Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

The bill requires that:

« All wireless access points in the car are protected against hacking attacks, evaluated using penetration testing.

« All collected information is appropriately secured and encrypted to prevent unwanted access.

« Drivers will be made explicitly aware of data collection, transmission and use of driving information.

« Consumers can choose whether data is collected without having to disable navigation.

« Personal driving information is prohibited from being used for advertising or marketing.

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