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ASA Leaders Talk Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill

Discussed Future Collaboration on Cyber Issues

Mechanical Operations Committee Members discuss Cybersecurity Issues at Industry Roundtable. Left to right: Donny Seyfer, Lauren Smith, Future of Privacy Forum, Todd Black, Frank Leutz, Rich Lopez, GM, Paul Scullion, Global Automakers, Bob Redding, Bob Wills and Tony Molla.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – As part of the annual Washington, D.C., visit, ASA’s mechanical leadership met with key staff and industry leaders to discuss cybersecurity and privacy issues on Wednesday. Attendees met with representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, as well as with other committees, General Motors, Global Automakers and the Future of Privacy Forum to address vehicle security issues. The House Small Business Committee has been active with small business cybersecurity concerns and is working closely with the House Energy and Commerce Committee on this issue.

Frank Leutz, a member of ASA’s Mechanical Operations Committee, commented on the value of these meetings, “These conversations are so important because they will become the foundation for future regulatory and legislative action. We are here to ensure our industry has a seat at the table.”

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Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.19

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