Posted in: Tattle, Technology

Google will delete location history data for abortion clinic visits

The company said that sensitive places including fertility centers, clinics and addiction treatment facilities will be erased

Google will delete location data showing when users visit an abortion clinic, the online search company said on Friday, after concern that a digital trail could inform law enforcement if an individual terminates a pregnancy illegally.

As state laws limiting abortions set in after the US supreme court decided last month that they are no longer guaranteed by the constitution, the technology industry has fretted police could obtain warrants for customers’ search history, geolocation and other information revealing pregnancy plans.

Back to Top