- A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed draft legislation requiring civil penalties of up to $100,000 for the hacking of vehicles, CSO reported.
- Lawmakers also proposed the development of an Automotive Cybersecurity Advisory Council to develop cybersecurity best-practices for car manufacturers.
- The proposed legislation comes in the wake of the increasing automation of cars and the high-profile hack of a Jeep Cherokee in July.
The proposed legislation would make motor-vehicle data hacking illegal and impose a civil penalty for each violation if a person accesses "without authorization, an electronic control unit or critical system of a motor vehicle, or other system containing driving data for such motor vehicle, either wirelessly or through a wired connection."
In July, two security experts gained access to a Jeep Cherokee and took control remotely of some vital functions of the vehicle, raising concerns about the safety of vehicles with a high degree of automation.
Also in July, Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal introduced the Security and Privacy in Your Car Act.