On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, SecuRepairs member Tarah Wheeler was among those who appeared before a Washington State Senate Committee considering a bill to establish a digital “right to repair” in that state. This is her testimony.
Owen Rubel of SecuRepairs testified that there is no unacceptable danger to repairing electronic devices and that repair is critical to fostering creativity and ingenuity in future generations.
SecuRepairs experts Owen Rubel and Tarah Wheeler of New America Foundation testified before the Washington State Senate in support of that state’s Digital Right to Repair bill on January 21.
Eight months after our official launch, SecuRepairs has notched impressive gains in our advocacy for a digital right to repair with more than 140 members, participation in an FTC Workshop, a panel at DEFCON and testimony before state legislators. A state-by-state battle to win a digital right to repair lies ahead of us in 2020.