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Auto Group, Attorney General Lawyers Spar at Car Data Law Trial

June 25, 2021, 7:06 PM

Attorneys representing an automotive trade group and the Massachusetts attorney general’s office dug their heels in during closing arguments on Friday, fiercely debating whether automakers can adhere to the law’s requirements.

Massachusetts’ new data law is impossible to comply with in the short term, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation argued, since production on model year 2022 cars—which would be subject to the law—has already commenced.

But automakers can disable cars’ telematics systems, which regulate certain electronic vehicle transmissions, to comply with the statute in the short term, attorneys for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) countered.

The Alliance for Automotive ...

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