Privacy Group Asks 9th Circ. To Revive Car Data Hack Suit

By Cara Salvatore (August 8, 2016, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Civil liberties advocates urged a federal appeals court on Friday to revive a class action against Toyota, General Motors and Ford over the data their cars transmit while driving, saying the systems are susceptible to hacking — and that a district judge dismissed the suit because he didn't understand that, legally, an injury is different from a harm.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center asked the Ninth Circuit to revive a suit targeting the carmakers over electronic vulnerabilities that they have allegedly concealed for years. The drivers claim that hackers could exploit weaknesses in their cars' security systems to take control of...

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