FCC opens rulemaking to study ‘connected car stalking’

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Monday that it is launching a formal proceeding to study ways to prevent abusers from using car connectivity tools to harass domestic violence survivors.

The agency said it has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking which will home in on how to make sure automakers and wireless service providers are moving to help abuse survivors, says The Record.

The announcement follows a series of January letters FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel sent to car companies and carriers seeking answers to help inform the agency’s work as it enforces the 2022 Safe Connections Act, a law Congress passed to improve access to communications services for survivors of domestic abuse.

The agency will now build on the responses it received, an FCC press release said, and will seek comment on the “types and frequency of use of connected car services that are available in the marketplace today.”


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