Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Study Car Cybersecurity

Law360, New York (November 5, 2015, 4:56 PM EST) -- A bipartisan duo of lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday that would require a study of best cybersecurity and privacy practices for cars in the wake of several high-profile media reports of hackers gaining access to software-enabled smart cars.

Under the Spy Car Study Act, introduced by U.S. Representative Ted W. Lieu, D-Calif., and U.S. Representative Joe Wilson, R-S.C., the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration would work with the Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies and industry leaders, to carry out a one year study of ways to detect and prevent malware attacks on vehicle software and best practices to protect the...

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