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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Overturning of Roe v. Wade Heightens Technology Privacy Concerns

Irina Raicu, director, internet ethics, interviewed by NBC Bay Area.

Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade raised privacy concerns for women, specifically questions about the privacy threat that could come with certain apps and smartphone tracking technology.

"The privacy issues that we had been increasingly aware of and thinking about all along are playing out in this one particular context,” said Irina Raicu, director of internet ethics at the Markkula Center.

"The privacy issues involve things like location data sharing and the fact that there are so many data brokers out there that collect all kinds of personal information and are willing to sell it."

Irina Raicu, director, internet ethics, interviewed by NBC Bay Area.