Health tech companies are scrambling to close data privacy gaps after abortion ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, reproductive health data in medical records is vulnerable to legal requests in states that have criminalized abortion, or will soon. But there are even fewer protections in place for the digital footprints left outside the doctor’s office — and health tech companies are grappling with what to do about it.

“If I were in the reproductive health business, I would absolutely be rethinking my platform and how it worked,” said Lucia Savage, chief privacy and regulatory officer at Omada Health.

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