According to Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (a Democrat from Stockton), she is looking to propose legislation in the state of California that would require electronic device and gadget makers to have all repair related information, diagnostic machines, and service parts available to independent repair service providers, and even to the owners of consumer devices themselves.
The state of California has quite a track record of hosting some of the biggest tech companies in recent history. But in spite of that fact, its legislature is actually considering imposing a ban on smartphone devices that come with complex protective encryption capabilities. Jim Cooper, a member of the California State assembly has introduced Bill 1681, which would require smartphones produced on or after January 1st of next year and sold in the Golden State to be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.
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