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Legislation Proposed To Protect Health Data

(Olympia, WA) -- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working with state lawmakers to craft a bill to protect health data following the Dobbs Supreme Court decision. Online apps can track when a woman might be pregnant and if they travel to a health clinic. That data can be sold to anti-choice groups. The legislation would prohibit the sale of health data, block apps from sharing health tracking information, prohibit geofences at health care facilities, and require companies that collect Washingtonians personal health data to publish a privacy policy. The legislation will be considered next year.

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