Google CEO urged to protect women in advance of Roe decision

Seems the wrong way around, yet in another strange-but-true episode of, “You Bet Your Privacy,” 40+ Democratic lawmakers appealed to a scion of Big Tech to take up the defense of women nationwide, should Roe be overturned. Fearing women can become geo-located targets of right-wing prosecutors, the ask is for CEO Sundar Pichai to preemptively shed, then not collect location data to keep hunters off the scent.

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May 31, 2022

British Columbia introduces Anti-Racism Data Act, the first in North America to collect data as a “tool of care” for human rights. It gives the Canadian province limited rights to collect select demographic data to be used to identify and look to eliminate systematic racism. It includes provision for the creation of an anti-racism data committee to be appointed this summer which will work with Indigenous groups, people of color, and racialized communities. Individuals will have the choice of whether they want to have their demographic data used and won’t be denied services if they decline.

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