San Diego County supervisors voted Tuesday 4-1 in favor of a resolution supporting federal proposals aimed at protecting the privacy of reproductive health data.
Supervisors Terra Lawson Reamer and Nora Vargas sponsored a resolution supporting the bill introduced by San Diego, Democratic Rep. Sarah Jacobs.
Lawson-Remer recently told CBS8, “What we’re trying to do is make sure the information isn’t sold or used to prosecute individuals who are just living. is.
If passed by Congress, Jacobs’ bill would read:
- Restrict the personal reproductive and sexual health data that may be collected, retained, used, or disclosed to only that necessary to provide the product or service.
- Protect personal data collected by entities not currently covered by HIPAA, including data collected by apps, mobile phones, and search engines.
- Require regulated entities to develop and share privacy policies outlining how reproductive health information about individuals is collected, retained, used, and disclosed.
- Directs the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the law and to develop rules to implement the law.
- Allowing people to hold regulated organizations accountable for violations.
- Provides additional consumer protections, including the right to access or delete personal data.When
- Include a no-priority provision that allows the state to further protect reproductive and sexual health privacy.
Supervisor Joel Anderson was the only person to vote against the resolution.
“The bill does not affect Californians and I am not representing people in other states,” he explained in an email.
Although he has opposed previous measures related to abortion rights, he said in a statement, “He does not want this data, and indeed anyone’s personal data, to be shared with companies unless authorized to do so.” I believe it shouldn’t,” he said, adding that he supports the resolution. office.
In response to recent laws restricting abortion rights in states like Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June, the Democrats on the committee have supported several reproductive liberties. approved the measures.
In May, supervisors voted 3 to 1 to consider increasing reproductive health services in the county and support a California constitutional amendment to guarantee abortion rights. Last September, they voted him 3-1 to declare the county a “reproductive freedom champion.”