German govt to ask EU Commission for stringent rules on smartphone repair, security updates

Monday 6 September 2021 | 09:34 CET | News
The German government will ask the EU commission to extend the use of spare parts and security updates for smartphones for seven years instead of the proposed five years, c't magazine reports citing a spokesperson for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The government will require stricter environmental rules for smartphones and tablets in negotiations with the EU Commission. It will also require that spare parts be made available "at a reasonable price". The EU Commission recently proposed to make updates and replacement parts mandatory for five years, while parts for

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Companies: Apple / Huawei / Samsung
Countries: Germany
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