As the U.S. Supreme Court opens the door to ban abortion, Google provides information about users visiting abortion clinics and other places that could cause legal problems. It will be deleted automatically.
The company behind the major search engines on the Internet and the Android software that powers most smartphones in the world outlined the new privacy protection in a blog post on Friday.
In addition to automatically removing visits to abortion clinics, Google also has counseling centers, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics , cosmetic surgery clinics. Was listed as another destination to be erased from the user. Location history. Users always had the option to edit their location history themselves, but Google actively edits it as an additional level of protection.
"We are committed to providing strong privacy protections to those who use our products. We will continue to seek new ways to enhance and improve these protections." Written by Jen Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Google. In a blog post. A spokesman for
Google asked a question from Reuters about how the company could identify such visits and whether all relevant data would be erased from the server. I didn't answer immediately.
The abortion provider states that "half of the United States is on track to become an abortion desert"
The company's pledge is to do more to protect sensitive personal information swarms through digital services and products from government authorities. There is pressure on Google and other big tech companies. Other outsiders.
A stricter privacy requirement is the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that ensured constitutional protection. Caused by a recent ruling. For abortion. The reversal could make abortion illegal in more than 12 states, and records of people's locations, texts, searches, and emails could be used to prosecute abortion proceedings or even medical care required for miscarriage. It raises concerns about having sex.
Like other technology companies, Google receives thousands of government requests for digital records of its users each year as part of its fraud investigation. Google states that it opposes search warrants and other demands that appear to be overly broad or unfounded.