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New Survey Finds Vast Majority of Consumers Want Access to and Control of their Vehicle's Data

Posted by Auto Care News on October 18, 2018

Survey findings reveal low awareness among U.S. vehicle owners of the data their cars produce—as well as who owns this data


BETHESDA, Md
. – October 18, 2018 – More than 8 in 10 U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a survey released today by the Auto Care Association.

Keywords: telematics

Auto Care Association Testifies Before U.S. Copyright Office on Expanding DMCA Repair Exemption for Service and Tool Providers

Posted by Auto Care News on April 10, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – April 10, 2018 – Today in a hearing before the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., Auto Care Association Senior Vice President for Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, testified in support of the association’s petition to expand the current exemption for consumers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The current exemption allows access to encrypted software for the purposes of repair for car owners only. The association previously petitioned in September to expand the consumer exemption to also include entities that provide services on behalf of car owners, including tool manufacturers and repair shops.