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Apple Should Protect Reproductive Health Data, Say State AGs

Nov. 21, 2022, 6:08 PM

Ten state attorneys general, led by AG Platkin of New Jersey, wrote a letter to Apple, imploring the company to protect consumers’ private reproductive health information in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

  • Concerns that third-party apps available in the app store collect sensitive information, including search histories, location, and health data, that could be weaponized against consumers seeking or providing abortions, birth control, or other reproductive healthcare
  • AGs say gap in protections “runs directly counter to Apple’s publicly expressed commitment to protect user data”
  • Urging company to require app developers to take ...