Navigating Data Privacy in the Wake of Roe v. Wade


Debates over how companies should ethically handle sensitive user data have increased after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal abortion protections in late June 2022, which resulted in immediate bans and restrictions in several states. With many consumers turning to online and app-based resources to monitor and research health issues, the concern now is the extent to which law enforcement can track and use that data to prosecute women seeking abortions. This case examines and asks students to discuss the issue through a corporate social responsibility lens.

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