FTC Testifies on Proposed Legislation Addressing Privacy and Security in Connected Automobiles

In testimony before Congress Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed legislation to address privacy and security concerns around the growth of so-called “connected cars.”  Testifying on behalf of the Commission, Maneesha Mithal, associate director of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, highlighted the FTC’s history as the nation’s lead privacy and data security enforcement agency and noted a number of concerns with the proposed legislation. [10/22/15]