Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Reproductive Health Data: ‘My Body, My Data’
6/23/2022 by Carrie N. Baker in Ms. Magazine.
"Anti-abortion governments and private entities are already using cutting-edge digital technologies to surveil women’s search history, location data, messages, online purchases and social media activities. (Ivan Radic / Flickr)
The digital surveillance threats to women’s reproductive health information are likely to escalate dramatically if the Supreme Court repeals abortion rights in the coming days and states criminalize abortion. In response, U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) introduced the My Body, My Data Act—a federal law protecting personal reproductive health data by minimizing the information that companies can collect and retain, for example through period tracking apps. The bill would prevent organizations from disclosing or misusing that information and create a new national standard to protect reproductive health data, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission."
Read the rest of the article here: https://msmagazine.com/2022/06/23/reproductive-health-my-body-my-data-act/