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Transportation and technology showing ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems).

Earlier this month, a ballot measure passed in Massachusetts expanding the state’s existing right-to-repair laws to require cars manufactured in 2022 or later to have open-access telematics systems accessible to both the owner and third-parties such as repair shops. While the law only applies to cars sold in Massachusetts, it could ultimately help set the table for a broader discussion around data portability that many companies—and by extension legal departments—may ultimately be unprepared to have.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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