John Ribeiro reports:
A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed requiring vehicle manufacturers to state their privacy policies, besides providing for civil penalties of up to US$100,000 for the hacking of vehicles.
The lawmakers have also proposed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set up an Automotive Cybersecurity Advisory Council to develop cybersecurity best-practices for manufacturers of cars sold in the U.S.
Read more on PC World. Here’s the discussion draft of the bill. Section 302, dealing with vehicle hacking, does not seem to make any exception for researchers, so while the attempt to improve consumer privacy through some of the other provisions is laudable, this section definitely needs more discussion!