This pledge puts pressure on Google and other major tech companies to do more to protect sensitive piles of personal data through digital services and products from government agencies and other outsiders. It’s in the middle of it.
Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies.
The company behind the internet`s dominant internet search engine and the Android software that powers most of the world’s smartphones outlined the new privacy protections in a Friday blog post.
Besides automatically deleting visits to abortion clinics, Google also cited counseling centers, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, and cosmetic surgery clinics as other destinations that will be erased from users’ location histories. Users have always had the option edit their location histories on their own, but Google will proactively do it for them as an added level of protection.
“We’re committed to delivering robust privacy protections for people who use our products, and we will continue to look for new ways to strengthen and improve these protections,” Jen Fitzpatrick, a Google senior vice president, wrote in the blog post. The
pledge puts pressure on Google and other major tech companies to do more to protect sensitive personal information swarms through digital services and products from government agencies and other outsiders. It’s in the middle of it. The demand for stricter privacy controls than
was prompted by a recent US Supreme Court ruling in support of the Roe v. Wade case. Wade’s 1973 law that legalized abortion. This reversal could make abortion illegal in more than 12 states and increase anxiety about whereabouts records, texts, searches, and emails of law enforcement agencies for abortion procedures and even those used for medical care in the case of miscarriage. there is.
Like other technology companies, Google receives government requests for digital records of thousands of users each year as part of its fraud investigation. Google says it will resist search warrants and other requests that appear too broad or unfounded.