Deep Dive Episode 234 – Dobbs and the Potential Implications for Data Privacy

The Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will no doubt have many ramifications. One of the more unusual questions is the impact that Dobbs might have on data privacy. It has long been the case, for example, that cell phone location data can be used to identify certain personal behavior patterns, such as routine attendance at church. Some are now concerned that location data may be used to identify pregnant women by the locations they visit – potentially exposing them to civil or criminal charges as the underlying substantive abortion law changes. Other women are deleting period tracking apps from their phones for much the same reason. In this podcast, experts explore and debate these issues.

Stewart A. Baker

Partner

Steptoe & Johnson LLP


Jane Bambauer

Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Distinguished Professor of Law

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law


Danielle Citron

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law

University of Virginia School of Law


Paul Rosenzweig

Professorial Lecturer in Law

The George Washington University


Cyber & Privacy

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