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Highway Agency Again Proposes Sealing Some Safety-Related Data

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· Story link The federal government wants to keep confidential some vehicle-safety data covering consumer complaints, warranty claims and information…

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The federal government wants to keep confidential some vehicle-safety data covering consumer complaints, warranty claims and information on vehicles involved in deaths and injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contends the information could result in “substantial competitive harm.” The new proposal follows a federal court ruling earlier this year that a prior agency of the proposed rule did not provide potential objectors enough notice. (11/6/06)