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iFixit: The FTC Wants to Hear Your Thoughts on Right-to-Repair Legislation

January 4, 2024

iFixit and the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) petitioned the FTC (the Federal Trade Commission) to create new right-to-repair requirements at the end of last year. Now, the FTC wants to hear from actual consumers before it decides whether to draft rules in response to that petition. The FTC announced the request for public comments on Jan. 2, 2024, and the submission portal will remain open for 30 days. Anyone who’d like to comment can do so through the FTC’s online portal, and these comments will remain publicly available under the FTC-2023-0077 docket number.

The right-to-repair movement aims to make products more repairable and make those repairs more accessible. The idea is that if consumer electronics are easier to repair and replacement parts can be sourced, they can stay up and running for longer. This would reduce e-waste, save consumer dollars, and have other environmental benefits.

iFixit believes your comments to the FTC might affect it’s position on right-to-repair

Read the full article: https://www.androidheadlines.com/2024/01/the-ftc-wants-to-hear-your-thoughts-on-right-to-repair-legislation