ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU’S OP-ED ON DRIVERLESS CAR SECURITY

April 7, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU’S OP-ED ON DRIVERLESS CAR SECURITY

Online at The Hill
Rep. Lieu and Rep. Wilson discuss securing the digital safety of an increasingly connected auto industry

Increasing automation and Internet connectivity in cars is an incredible innovation nearly every automaker provides that enhances consumer’s lives and satisfaction. We must encourage continued private sector innovation; yet, as cars become more Internet-connected and automated, their software systems become vulnerable to malicious and potentially deadly attacks by hackers, criminals and even violent extremists.”

“Through public-private partnership, the federal government has an important role to play in securing the digital safety of an increasingly connected auto industry. Our bipartisan legislation, the Security and Privacy in Your (SPY) Car Study Act, is a first step in bringing industry, advocates and government together to encourage innovation while ensuring consumer protection.”

“As the future of driverless cars rapidly arrives, the public and private sectors must work together to ensure that a car can never become a weapon. It remains critical that the federal government leverage the expertise and research that the private sector has already invested in this critical issue. Joint accountability and innovation will help us get car cybersecurity right.”

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The Full Text of the The Hill piece can be found HERE.

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