[Sudipto Koner, a student at the National Law University, Odisha, writes about the laws in the United States regarding car security infringements and establishes how private ordering is the most productive way of setting up cybersecurity benchmarks for the automotive industry.]
For several years now, cybersecurity hacks have usually been restricted to attacks on our privacy and on cashless modes of payment like credit and debit cards. Nowadays, even car security infringements take place quite often. This essay focuses on the United States of America and begins by providing a concise history of numerous research endeavours to determine the probable risks of car security infringements in Part I. Part II evaluates the current legislations with regards to car hacking and their drawbacks. Part III deals with how laws at present can be relevant to car hacking and establishes how private ordering is the most productive way of setting up cybersecurity benchmarks for the automotive industry. It concludes by stating that no new legislations are required, they are just a burden on the already complicated legislative framework in the United States.