Judge Promises to Render Prompt Decision as Massachusetts Right to Repair Trial Concludes

During the Wednesday hearing, Judge Douglas Woodlock told lawyers for the Alliance and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) that he expects to issue a decision by August 20, and he asked the AGO to continue its stipulated stay of enforcement of the Data Law until that date. At the hearing, the parties continued arguments they made during the first round of arguments held last month, again sparring over whether the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has sufficiently regulated vehicle cybersecurity to create a conflict between the Data Law and federal law.