Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has released a report warning of the data security and privacy issues with virtually every auto manufacturer, The Washington Post reports. After sending inquiries to 20 automakers last year, Markey wrote, “unfortunately the automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber-attacks or privacy invasions … Even as we are more connected than ever in our cars and trucks, our technology systems and data security remain largely unprotected.” Nearly every connected car on the market includes technologies “that could pose vulnerabilities to hacking or privacy intrusions,” the report found. Markey suggests industry work with cybersecurity experts “to establish clear rules of the road—not voluntary agreements” to better protect consumer privacy. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor’s Note: There will be an active learning session on Defining Standards for the Internet of Things at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, March 4-6.
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