The Record: Automakers and FCC square off over potential regulations for connected cars 

April 3, 2024

The FCC did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Rosenworcel has not made the industry’s response letters easily accessible to the public, unlike in 2022 when she prominently published manufacturers’ letters responding to a query about their geolocation data policies, according to Chris Frascella, counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. 

… It is hard to say how the commission will proceed, particularly given the possibility of overlapping FTC authority, Frascella said.  

That agency has jurisdiction over data privacy and security, but has not yet issued an enforcement relating to connected cars. FTC and FCC officials have standing meetings to better manage their parallel consumer protection work, Frascella said.

“It’s kind of like how cybersecurity is right now in that we all recognize that there’s a huge problem here,” he said. “So every agency is scrambling to fix it, but it’s not clear who has overarching authority.” 

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