Minneinno: Local Tech Leaders Advocate for Temporary Right to Repair Legislation

Local leaders from tech companies, nonprofits and environmental organizations recently drafted a letter to government leaders encouraging them to approve legislation that would improve Minnesotans’ access to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Digital Right to Repair legislation would require electronics manufacturers to make their repair manuals, tools and parts available for purchase by consumers and repair shops. The bill covers devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablets.

Supporters are requesting that the state government temporarily remove all obstacles to repair computing and network equipment for a period of one year. Doing so would allow Minnesotans to fix their own devices, which are not easily replaced when stores are closed. Read Full Article