Two data brokers end the sale of location data of people who visit abortion clinics

Two data brokers committed to ending the sale of location data of people who visit abortion clinics.

Sen. Ben Ray Luján, a Democrat, announced the commitment on Thursday. The announcement was in response to two letters from 13 senators, including Luján, to end the practice…

The ability for data tracking on a pregnant person’s phone has become an issue of increasing concern as states hostile to abortion ban it or plan to in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month, which overturned Roe v. Wade. Texas legislators have said they will push legislation to prohibit Texas pregnant patients from crossing state lines to access abortion care.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an executive order earlier this month to protect providers and patients in the state and said New Mexico would not participate in another state’s attempts to prosecute a provider or patient who comes to New Mexico for abortion care. But an executive order does not have the same force as law and can be terminated by the next governor.

Yup, just more reason why I choose to live in New Mexico instead of any state run like Texas.

One thought on “Two data brokers end the sale of location data of people who visit abortion clinics

  1. Here&Now says:

    Re: TWO data brokers
    “Congress to Investigate Data Brokers and Period Tracking Apps : The move comes directly in response to investigations into how data brokers have provided access to location data related to abortion clinics.”
    Tell Congress to pass Rep. Sara Jacobs’ “My Body, My Data” Act, which will protect the privacy and safety of people seeking reproductive health care.

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