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Google Late Friday, the Supreme Court said it would work to quickly remove the location history of people going to abortion and other medical settings after overturning the Roe v. Wade case last week.
Jen Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Core Systems and Experience at Google, said: a Blog post..
Visits to places such as counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, abortion clinics and fertility centers “can be particularly personal,” Fitzpatrick said. Alphabet, the parent of Google, owns very popular devices and data services such as Android, Fitbit, Search and Google Maps. This has been a greater concern since the Supreme Court’s ruling because of the uncertainty surrounding whether sensitive data can be used to target what is currently potentially criminal.
According to a Google post, “Fitbit users who choose to track their menstrual cycle in the app can now delete their menstrual logs one at a time, and allow users to delete multiple logs at once. We are planning to deploy an update. “
The Supreme Court’s ruling overturned nearly 50 years of precedent. Overturning the original opinion that women have constitutional rights For abortion. Google and other tech companies have avoided answering questions from the media and legislators for weeks about data storage and practices, and how to comply with potential law enforcement requirements. ..
Google, Email In addition to data privacy, we also face questions about search results for employees who have resources for their employees in the ruling.
Even before the decision is official, lawmakers Was called Google And that Federal Trade Commission To ensure that the data of online consumers seeking care is protected if a groundbreaking decision is overturned.
Google’s Friday post didn’t say how to respond to potential demands from law enforcement agencies. Instead, the company said, “We will continue to oppose demands that are either overly broad or otherwise unfavorable.”
Google also said that responsibilities are shared by many institutions.
“If these issues apply to healthcare providers, telecommunications companies, banks, technology platforms, etc., we know that privacy protection cannot be achieved solely by individual companies or states acting individually.” The post states.