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As abortion bans grow, Google will erase more location information

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Mountain View, California (AP) — Google has opened an abortion clinic and other locations that could cause legal problems as the US Supreme Court opens the door to ban the termination of the state. Automatically deletes information about visiting users of pregnancy.

The company behind the major Internet 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 discontinued clinics, counseling centers, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, and cosmetic surgery clinics are also removed from the user's location history. Listed as another destination to be. 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 protection to those who use our products. New ways to enhance and improve these protections. We will continue to explore, "Jen Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Google, wrote in a blog post.

The commitment is to do more to protect sensitive personal information swarms through digital services and products from government authorities and other outsiders, Google and other big There is increasing pressure on tech companies.

A stricter privacy management requirement was Roev in 1973, who legalized abortion. It was caused by a recent decision by the US Supreme Court that overturned Wade's decision. The reversal could make abortion illegal in more than 12 states, and records of people's locations, texts, searches, and emails are used to prosecute abortion proceedings or even the medical care required for miscarriage. It raises concerns that it may be possible.

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 says it opposes search warrants and other demands that appear to be overly broad or unfounded.