Women Face new Privacy Fears With Abortion Rights Threatened
Data from web searches, smartphone location pings and online purchases can all be easily obtained with little to no safeguards.
NBC's Scott Budman reports on new privacy fears brought on by modern technology and the bounty that some states are putting on information about women visiting clinics.
Irina Raicu, director of internet ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University says tracking apps and software are now a potential danger to women who want their actions to stay private and pose "a new level of threat to women's autonomy and safety,"
"If you are a woman who is just searching for information online, you should be worried now," Raicu said. "If you are a woman who is going to Planned Parenthood for whatever reason, you have to be more careful now."
Irina Raicu, director of internet ethics, interviewed by NBC Bay Area.
May 6, 2022
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