Yesterday, California Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman announced plans to introduce electronics repair legislation. Below is a statement from Tim Sparapani, a consumer privacy advisor for the Security Innovation Center, on the proposed legislation:

Statement from Tim Sparapani, consumer privacy advisor for the Security Innovation Center

“Laws and regulations should first and foremost protect consumers from bad actors. We are concerned that the proposed bill, written with the best of intentions, is laced with unintended consequences that could lead to the creation of more vulnerabilities for California consumers. While I respect the opinions of my fellow consumer advocates, the privacy and cybersecurity risks outweigh any potential benefits.”

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