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“Policymakers Accelerate On Driverless-Car Cybersecurity,” Law 360

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Nancy C. Libin examines cybersecurity risks related to driverless cars and what resources car manufacturers and other entities in the driverless car ecosystem can look to for guidance regarding cybersecurity until Congress implements legislation.  While numerous bills related to driverless cars have been introduced in Congress, none has passed.  In the meantime, automakers are facing multiple state-level requirements.  Ms. Libin suggests resources that manufacturers and service providers can look to for guidance in the absence of a federal framework.  “Automakers are likely to support reasonable federal legislation so that the can avoid having to comply with a patchwork of disparate requirements in every state,” she says.