Tech giant Google announces that location history entries for users who visit an abortion clinic will be removed after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Google senior VP of core systems and experiences Jen Fitzpatrick posted that individuals who have visited abortion clinics and similar medical sites will have their location history deleted, and this includes fertility centers, domestic violence centers and counseling centers.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company owns several devices and services, such as Google Maps, Search, Android and Fitbit, all of which store sensitive data. Google says that Fitbit users will be able to delete multiple menstruation logs at once in future updates, all in response to the US overturning Roe v. Wade ruling.
Google is not the only tech company to be presented with a data privacy dilemma. Others, such as Apple are at an impasse and trying to protect its users from potential harm.
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