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Google To Begin Deleting Location History To Abortion Clinics And More In An Effort To Protect Users' Privacy

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling, Google has joined the fight in maintaining the abortion rights of women across the country. According to a company blog post, the leading search engine will now delete abortion clinic visits from users’ location history. The company, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., noted that when Google product users visit physical locations, their history is stored using the location-history setting of their respective accounts on the platform. Jen Fitzpatrick, a senior vice president at Google, said that the update “will take effect in the coming weeks.” An announcement of the change comes just one week after the court’s decision to allow states to ban abortions. Along with location history, Google will delete data entries of users who visit counseling centers, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, and plastic surgery clinics. According to Politico, a digital surveillance expert...

Shanique Yates

Jul 5, 2022