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Judge Appears Skeptical of Massachusetts Auto Data Law Solution

July 21, 2021, 6:56 PM

A Massachusetts federal judge expressed some skepticism that auto manufacturers can safely comply with the state’s new data law in the short term.

The law, which requires automakers to provide more data to consumers and third-party repair shops, is being challenged by the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a trade group representing companies including General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co.

The law was approved by state voters in November, and the auto group sued Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) later that month in a bid to block it from taking effect.

Eric Haskell, an attorney in Healey’s office, doubled ...

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