Google to Auto-Delete Abortion Location Data
Clinic Visits from Users'
With the Downfall Of
Roe v. Wade last month, tech companies are left to pick up the pieces on suddenly shaky legal terrain.
Google Announced in a Blog Post
That an update is coming to the location history feature associated with Google accounts in the next few weeks.
The Update Will
Automatically flag and delete any visits to abortion clinics from a user’s location history.
Not Only Visits to Abortion Clinics
But also to other facilities like domestic violence shelters and addiction treatment centers from a user’s location history.
Digital Footprints of a Users Visits
To an abortion clinic would naturally be desirable as an evidence by law against people who want to get abortions.
There Will Also Be an Update to Fitbit
To allow users to delete multiple menstrual cycle logs at once, amid fears that data collected by period tracking apps.
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