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Massachusetts Right to Repair Law Raises Data Security Concerns

Bloomberg Law

05 Nov 2020

Julie O’Neill spoke to Bloomberg Law about a new law in Massachusetts that requires manufacturers that sell vehicles with telematics systems in Massachusetts to equip them with an open data platform beginning with model year 2022 cars, potentially opening data up to breaches and the prospect of privacy litigation.

According to Julie, there’s a risk that smaller repair shops might not have the resources to adopt strong cybersecurity measures, potentially leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks.

“The concern is not that the repair shop will get the data – the vehicle owner will have to provide that to the shop,” Julie said. “But there is a risk that some of those repair shops don’t have robust security processes.”

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