What’s ‘Right to Repair’ all about?
If you have been following the news and developments taking place across the world, chances are you would’ve come across the term “Right to Repair” more often in recent times than before.
Over the past few years, a great deal of steam has been generated over the “Right to Repair” issue, not only in certain markets but all over the world. Governments are either actively vetoing legislation or approving it unanimously. So, why does this fuss over “Right to Repair” concern you and me?
To put it simply, the “Right to Repair” requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to provide consumers and independent repair businesses equal access to repair documentation, diagnostics, tools, service parts and firmware as their direct or authorized repair providers. The movement covers almost every possible industry – from automotive to electronics to industrial tools to farm equipment and even household appliances such as the toaster or vacuum cleaner.