This looks like something we should generally support. It aims to
protect consumers against defective products, even when the defect is
introduced by a post-sale software upgrade, or by lack of software
upgrades, and even if the upgrade includes machine learning
components. It ensures that someone will be liable; if the OEM isn't
in the EU, and doesn't have an authorised importer or representative,
you can sue the fulfilment operator such as Amazon.
But there are the usual stings in the tail. If the product has to
comply with local regulations, then the vendor may be off the hook.
On 17/03/2023, Walter van Holst via EDRi-members
I see the same problems as with the CRA. Is this part of our ongoing
discussions with BEUC, OFE and MEPS?