Senators urge Ottawa to protect driverless car users from hackers

By CBC News Ottawa, January 29, 2018

A Senate committee is warning the government that it's not ready for the rise of driverless vehicles and needs to be better prepared to protect Canadians' personal information from hackers and advertisers.

In a 78-page report released Monday, the committee laid out 16 recommendations touching on road safety, cybersecurity and expected job losses as automated and connected vehicles (cars that sync to the internet) become more popular.

The report is meant to guide the Liberal government, which is crafting regulations around self-driving cars.

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