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U.S. Senators Demand Google Answer for Abortion Lies Revealed by Accountable Tech Research

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2023
Contact: press@accountabletech.org

 

Today, Democratic senators sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding more information on the company’s data practices after Accountable Tech’s exclusive research found that Google continues to track and retain sensitive location history data from abortion seekers.

As noted in the letter, Google’s data collection practices are at odds with its promise to protect users’ sensitive health data after the fall of Roe v. Wade last year  – and could put abortion seekers at risk of criminal prosecution. The letter to Pichai was signed by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Mazie Hirono, Peter Welch, Ron Wyden, Ed Markey, Richard Blumenthal, Dick Durbin, Bernie Sanders and Patty Murray.

Background: 

  • Read the Washington Post’s report on the letter sent by U.S. Senators to Google CEO Sundar Pichai citing Accountable Tech’s research.

  • Earlier this month, Accountable Tech called on Sundar Pichai to protect abortion seekers during his keynote address at Google’s I/O Conference this month.

  • Accountable Tech’s exclusive research was also reported in the Washington Post and NBC News.

  • Learn more about Accountable Tech’s #HeyGoogle campaign, including a grassroots petition to urge structural reform alongside advocacy organizations like Color of Change, GLAAD, UltraViolet, Supermajority, and Fight for the Future.

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