Right To Repair Law On The Ballot In November

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Framingham League of Women Voters is holding a virtual panel on Saturday to explain Ballot Question 1, which might sound familiar.

A similar issue was voted on back in 2012, when supporters called it "Right to Repair," and it won in a landslide. It gave independent auto mechanics access to diagnostic information that manufacturers preferred to keep at the dealerships.

But technology has changed a lot in eight years, so a new ballot initiative is now seeking to update that law. Opponents say it will allow hackers to extract personal data from cars, such as real-time location information.

If Question 1 passes, the new law would apply to vehicles with the model year 2022.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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