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US to probe if Chinese cars pose national data security risks

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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REUTERS/Josh Arslan

WASHINGTON, Feb 29 (Reuters) - The United States is opening an investigation into whether Chinese vehicle imports pose national security risks and could impose restrictions due to concerns about "connected" car technology, the White House said on Thursday.

The U.S. Commerce Department probe is needed because vehicles "collect large amounts of sensitive data on their drivers and passengers (and) regularly use their cameras and sensors to record detailed information on U.S. infrastructure," the White House said.

As vehicles could "be piloted or disabled remotely" the probe will also look at...

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