- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is highlighting what he says are security and privacy gaps in the nation’s cars and trucks.

The Massachusetts Democrat released a report Monday outlining his concerns, including cars with wireless technologies that may be vulnerable to hackers.

Markey said not only can hackers hijack the controls of some popular vehicles - causing them to suddenly accelerate, turn, kill the brakes or activate the horn - but could also gain access to driver and vehicle information, including driving history.

Last November, the industry agreed to a voluntary set of privacy principles.

Markey, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said lawmakers need to work with the industry and cyber-security experts to establish clearer rules to guarantee the safety and privacy of drivers.


On the web: https://www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2015-02-06_MarkeyReport-Tracking_Hacking_CarSecurity%202.pdf

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