Hackers Could Take Control Of Your Car, But You Can’t Sue Carmakers For That Risk

Eric Goldman writes:

Cars contain millions of lines of software code, which makes them tempting targets for hackers. Further, with the increased automation of cars, we face growing risks that malicious hackers will remotely take control of cars and cause significant personal or property damage. Ideally, car manufacturers would be actively combating this risk, but news reports instead regularly point out their failings to design secure software car. Nevertheless, a recent court ruled that buyers can’t sue car manufacturers for hackable software…at least, not until there’s some tragedy.

Read more on Technology & Marketing Law Blog. (Forbes Cross-Post)

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