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 March 23, 2017  Posted by  Business, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

John Eggeton reports:

A bill reintroduced by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) would require manufacturers of connected cars to get an owner’s opt-in permission to use any information collected by the car for advertising or marketing purposes — such as triggering a gas pump ad for a local restaurant as the car rolls into the station for a fill-up.

The Security and Privacy in Your Car Act of 2017 (SPY Car Act) would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (which oversees device privacy) to set cybersecurity standards for cars.

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