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Tech think tank calls for FTC oversight of connected car cybersecurity

January 17, 2018 |
Joshua Higgins
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The Information Technology Innovation Foundation, a technology-focused think tank, in a new report says the Federal Trade Commission should provide oversight of cybersecurity in connected automobiles -- with enforcement authority over automakers’ cybersecurity claims -- while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could offer “testing mechanisms” to assess those claims.

The report -- “A Policymaker’s Guide to Connected Cars -- issued Tuesday says a self-regulatory regime might be most viable for connected car cybersecurity, saying the FTC could offer...

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