If a cyberattack causes a car crash, who is liable?

As car makers continue to build more “connected” vehicles, there is a growing potential for hackers to take over the vehicle – as demonstrated so effectively by Wired and its collaborators last month.

In a thought-provoking column in SlateCIRI Researcher John Villasenor, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of electrical engineering, public policy, and management at UCLA, poses the question of who is legally responsible when hackers cause a car crash.

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