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.
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.
In comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission, Microsoft Corp. is arguing that repairing its devices could jeopardize the cyber security of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip. Don’t believe them.