Capitol Weekly: Repairing consumer privacy in a digital world

By Tim Sparapani 

“Recently introduced legislation in the California Assembly (AB 2110), would require manufacturers to provide independent repair shops with the same parts, tools, software, and other information that they provide to their authorized repair shops for the repair of Internet-connected electronics – from smart phones to home appliances to toys to fire alarms.

The idea is to create more repair options for consumers. One effect of the legislation, however, is that it would provide anyone with full access to the security and privacy features of these products, both physical components and software/firmware.”

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