AXIOS June 29, 2022
Margaret Harding McGill, Ashley Gold

Privacy experts fear the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn federal abortion rights will erode other key protections and expose daily life online to criminal investigations.

Why it matters: The federal right to an abortion provided by Roe v. Wade had its foundation in the conception of a personal right to privacy, broadly believed to cover everything from contraception use to same-sex marriage.

  • The Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opens the door to overturning those protections.

What they’re saying: “I do think that there are very legitimate reasons not to trust that the rest of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court will only impact abortion and no other rights, including privacy,” Caitlin Chin, a fellow at...

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