At a cabinet meeting Monday, Biden gave an update on the executive order he issued last year that directed the Federal Trade Commission to create right to repair rules that would enforce against anticompetitive practices.
“It sounds kind of silly saying it that way, but we call it the right to repair and it’s literal.”.
In his statements, Biden said that he was “pleased to see the Federal Trade Commission unanimously announced that it would ramp up enforcement against illegal repair restrictions.”
“Folks will be able to repair their phones and laptops themselves, although I’m not sure I know how to do that.
But it’s going to make it easy for millions of Americans to repair their electronics instead of paying an arm and a leg to repair or just throwing a device out.”.
The FTC then formally adopted a pro right-to-repair stance and began to study new enforcement mechanisms.
At the same time, several proposed laws are working their way through state and federal legislature that would enshrine the right-to-repair. »