Facebook shared a user’s chat history in the miscarriage case
After the decision of the Supreme Court, a warning was given about such cases.
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San Francisco. Facebook has shared a user’s chat history with US police probing the abortion case. This has angered the users. Social networking giant Facebook has shared the chat history of a mother with government officials. Experts warned of such cases after the US Supreme Court struck down abortion rights in late June. Because big tech companies have a lot of data about the location and transactions of the users.
According to a report in NDTV.com, 41-year-old Jessica Burgess in the mid-western US state of Nebraska has been accused of helping her 17-year-old daughter to abort. Five charges were leveled against him. This includes a 2010 law that allows abortions only up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. While the daughter faces three charges, including concealing or abandoning the fetus after an abortion.
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Still, Facebook owner Meta defended itself against the Nebraska court order on Tuesday. When asked about handing over the data, Silicon Valley giant Facebook pointed to its policy of complying with government requests. Facebook said that when the law requires us to do this, to do so. Significantly, Nebraska adopted an abortion ban long before the Supreme Court’s decision. About 16 states in the US have prohibited abortion under certain laws in their jurisdiction.
Tags: abortion, America, Facebook, Supreme court
First Published: 11 August 2022, 08:54 IST