Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Friday mentioned it would delete its members’ location history at any time when they go to an abortion clinic, home violence shelter, fertility heart or different similarly-sensitive place.
The change, anticipated to take impact in coming weeks, was introduced in a weblog submit.
“If our systems identify that someone has visited one of these places, we will delete these entries from Location History soon after they visit,” Jen Fitzpatrick, a senior Google govt, mentioned.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade final week, Google
and different Big Tech firms have been beneath strain to restrict the quantity of data they accumulate that might be utilized by legislation enforcement for abortion investigations and prosecutions.
Google has clashed with the federal government earlier than on knowledge assortment points: A decade in the past, it pushed again towards the National Security Agency’s bulk knowledge assortment packages.