US Government to Examine Data Security Risks of Connected Vehicles

The ANPRM warns of risks from foreign adversaries in CVs.
US Government to Examine Data Security Risks of Connected Vehicles
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The U.S. Department of Commerce has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), inviting public feedback on the potential security dangers from connected vehicles (CVs).

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to think of how foreign governments with access to connected vehicles could pose a serious risk to both our national security and the personal privacy of U.S. citizens.

“To assess these national security concerns, we are issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to investigate the national security risks of connected vehicles, specifically PRC-manufactured technology in the vehicles. We need to understand the extent of the technology in these cars that can capture wide swaths of data or remotely disable or manipulate connected vehicles, so we are soliciting information to determine whether to take action under our ICTS authorities,” said Secretary Raimondo.  

The ANPRM warns of risks from foreign adversary ICTs in CVs, such as providing direct access to sensitive U.S. technology and data or bypassing safety measures. ICTS from entities tied to foreign adversaries may pose significant risks to U.S. critical infrastructure and national security, with China posing a particularly acute threat.

Moreover, the ANPRM showcases the Biden-Harris Administration's proactive approach to tackling national security risks linked to ICTS in CVs.

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