The Security and Privacy in Your Car
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, introduced the Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act – new legislation that aims to direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish federal standards to secure connected cars and protect drivers’ privacy.
A year before Markey released the report “Tracking & Hacking: Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk” Specifying the current problems in the security of the connected cars against hacker attacks. according to the report, most customers don’t even aware to the fact that their information is being collected and shared with third parties. the new SPY CAR act includes the following provisions: 1. Sybersecurity standards such as hacking protection, data security and hacking mitigation. 2. Easy to understand sybersecurity dashboard. 3. Privacy Standards such as transparency and consumer control.