Digital Security and Privacy Tips for Those Involved in Abortion Access

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Daly Barnett

“Legislation deputizing people to find, sue, and collect damages from anyone who tries to help people seeking abortion care creates serious digital privacy and security risks for those involved in abortion access. Patients, their family members and friends, doctors, nurses, clinic staff, reproductive rights activists, abortion rights counselors and website operators, insurance providers, and even drivers who help take patients to clinics may face grave risks to their privacy and safety. Other legislation that does not depend on deputizing ‘bounty hunters,’ but rather criminalizes abortion, presents even more significant risks. Those targeted by anti-abortion laws can, if they choose, take steps to better protect their privacy and security. Though there is no one-size-fits-all digital security solution, some likely risks are clear.” (05/04/22)