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How Vehicles Right to Repair will Expose Massachusetts Residents to Cyberattacks

Assaf Harel | September 29, 2020
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The initiative passed with overwhelming voter support on November 6, 2012, with 86% for and 14% against. Motivation was clear: to enable vehicle owners to repair their cars and light trucks anywhere they’d like, hence reduce repair costs.

The Massachusetts “Right to Repair” Initiative, which was introduced as a proposed state statute in 2012, was to require vehicle owners and independent repair facilities in Massachusetts to have access to the same vehicle diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturers’ Massachusetts dealers and authorized repair facilities. The initiative passed with overwhelming voter support on November 6, 2012, with 86% for and 14% against. Motivation was clear: to enable vehicle owners to repair their cars and light trucks anywhere they’d like, hence reduce repair costs.

In 2019 new legislation was filed by both members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the State Senate to update the original law. This legislation updates the law to include wireless technology and ‘telematic’ information. The Massachusetts Coalition for Right to Repair has re-opened and the coalition has been active with the new legislation.

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