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Amazon, Oracle Say Fears of Abortion-Data Sales Are Overblown

Aug. 12, 2022, 12:00 PM

Amazon.com Inc., Oracle Corp. and other data providers pressed by a group of US lawmakers about how they sell mobile phone location data offered assurances that the information couldn’t be used to track individuals seeking abortion services.

US Representative Lori Trahan, one of the House members questioning the companies, said she wasn’t satisfied with the answers.

While all the companies detailed ways they keep data anonymized, “similar practices and policies at a number of brokers have already proven insufficient, even before the overturning of Roe raised the stakes for tens of millions of women,” Trahan said Friday in ...