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California Passes Law Forbidding Companies From Complying With Anti-Abortion Warrants

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California Passes Law Forbidding Companies From Complying With Anti-Abortion Warrants

California Passes Law Forbidding Companies From Complying With Anti-Abortion Warrants

California Passes Law , Forbidding Companies From Complying , With Anti-Abortion Warrants.

On September 27, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law forbidding California-based businesses from handing over the personal information of abortion seekers.

On September 27, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law forbidding California-based businesses from handing over the personal information of abortion seekers.

CNN reports that the law prohibits sharing geolocation data, search histories and other personal information in response to out-of-state search warrants.

The law also stops companies in the state from complying with out-of-state law enforcement requests related to abortion, including wiretaps and subpoenas.

The law also stops companies in the state from complying with out-of-state law enforcement requests related to abortion, including wiretaps and subpoenas.

With the world's most powerful tech companies under its jurisdiction, California wields immense power as a state.

According to CNN, this is the most recent example of California using that power to influence policy at a national level.

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The new law puts businesses, including Google, Meta and Uber, in the difficult position of choosing sides, as the law contradicts the anti-abortion laws of other states.

The new law puts businesses, including Google, Meta and Uber, in the difficult position of choosing sides, as the law contradicts the anti-abortion laws of other states.

The new law puts businesses, including Google, Meta and Uber, in the difficult position of choosing sides, as the law contradicts the anti-abortion laws of other states.

This is an important new area, this contest between anti-choice legal process and pro-choice blocking statutes, and it is a matter that could work its way up the courts to the highest court, Adam Schwartz, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, via CNN.

Chamber of Progress, a tech trade group, warns that the new law may put tech companies between a rock and a hard place.

Red states and blue states are at war over abortion, and online platforms are caught in the crossfire.

California’s new law could potentially have a big impact on protecting reproductive privacy — but first it will create a challenging conflict between state laws, Adam Kovacevich, Chamber of Progress CEO, via CNN


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