Governor Hochul threw in with Big Tech and ignored analysis that information sought by the Digital Fair Repair Act doesn’t create new cyber risks. New York families, communities and businesses will pay a steep price.
With a little more than a week left for the Governor to sign The Digital Fair Repair Act (S4104A/A07006), I am making public an email I sent to the Governor in early September urging her to pass the Digital Fair Repair Act, and addressing some of the misconceptions and outright untruths foisted upon her office by anti-repair interests including lobbyists for the electronics, telecommunications and home appliance industries.
It has been more than four months since the New York legislature passed the Digital Fair Repair Act with a veto proof majority in the Senate and a near unanimous vote (145-2) in the New York Assembly. It’s time the governor signed it into law.