U.S. Congressional briefing

Your body, your data: data-veillance and reproductive rights in a post-Roe world

In the wake of the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, data privacy and reproductive rights experts have good reason to be alarmed. Abortion can now be criminalized in a growing number of states. Further, in today’s world our private lives are constantly surveilled and monetized. This means that everything from our whereabouts to our online search histories — from visiting Planned Parenthood to downloading a period app —  is a tool that can be sold and weaponized against us. Join this briefing where we will unpack what the Supreme Court ruling means for our human rights and digital safety, and where we go from here. Lunch will be provided for those attending in-person.

Registration deadline for both in-person and virtual attendance is September 26.

Location: Rayburn House Office Building: 2045 (B340) + Zoom
Date and Time: September 28, noon-1pm

Opening remarks:

  • Willmary Escoto, U.S. Policy Analyst, Access Now (she/her)

Event speakers: 

  • Lydia X.Z. Brown, Policy Counsel, Privacy and Data Project, Center for Democracy and Technology (they/them)
  • Adonne Washington, Policy Counsel, Data, Mobility, & Location, Future of Privacy Forum (she/her)
  • Sara Collins, Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge (she/her)
  • Jaclyn Dean, Director of Congressional Relations, Reproductive Health, National Partnership for Women and Families (she/her)