Consumer Reports writes in support of SB 605, the Medical Device Right to Repair Act. This important legislation will help ensure that powered medical devices may be fixed by repair servicers independent of the manufacturer. Our organization has long supported the “right to repair,” including by developing a model act to help guide state legislators. We have incorporated this principle into the Digital Standard, a set of best practices that we use to evaluate the privacy and security of software, digital platforms and services, and internet-connected products, as well as to help influence the design of these products. It is important to safeguard the right to repair, even as technology evolves, to help lower costs and ensure access to scarce products.
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