Automakers Agree on Guarding Car Computers From Hacking

Automakers including Toyota, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Honda and BMW are collaborating on a consumer privacy and data protection plan to guard against cybersecurity threats expected from the mass adoption of connected car technologies. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers helped draft the agreement, which requires companies to disclose data collection practices, protect driver identities and request permission before using black box information after accidents.