It is expected that President Joe Biden will soon direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to draft federal rules regarding consumers’ right to repair the equipment they own. While it is not clear whether the rules would apply to medical devices, “right to repair” advocates will likely consider this a step in the right direction, reports Yahoo News.
While there aren’t many details on the executive order just yet, it will reportedly mention phone companies as a possible target of regulation. However, farmers are expected to be the primary beneficiary. During Tuesday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the order would give them “the right to repair their own equipment how they like.” White House economic adviser Brian Deese said on Friday that the order is broadly designed to drive “greater competition in the economy, in service of lower prices for American families and higher wages for American workers.”
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