back to article Period-tracking apps, search engines on notice by draft law

A bill proposed by Washingston state lawmakers would make it illegal for period-tracking apps, Google or any other website to sell consumers' health data while also making it harder for them to collect and share this personal information. Washington Representative Vandana Slatter, a Democrat, introduced House Bill 1155 [PDF], …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Problem solved. I'm sure nobody would collect data and then sell it and then deny accuse and when finally forced to admit the crime write off some of the profit in an inevitable non-admission-of-liability-or-guilt deferred prosecution agreement that the company is shocked and saddened to learn happened under the previous executive team.

    1. FlamingDeath Silver badge

      Déjà vu

      1. Kevin Johnston

        Didn't you already say that?

  2. Evil Auditor Silver badge

    In short: the US of A is still, at best, a developing country with regard to data privacy.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Period Tracking App ?????

    Why would anyone use an app to track their (or their Significant Other's) periods. My Partner makes do with a calendar on the kitchen wall and a red biro. Circle in the margin 28 days ahead, filled in when it happens, or crossed out and red blob inserted if date changes. Simples!

    1. Someone Else Silver badge

      Re: Period Tracking App ?????

      Just because you can do a thing....

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Period Tracking App ?????

      Two downvotes! Whatever for?

    3. Cliffwilliams44 Silver badge

      Re: Period Tracking App ?????

      The new Apple watch does that by checking temperatre.

      Most women are going this with the expressed purpose of trying to get pregnent!

  4. Cliffwilliams44 Silver badge

    Why do these articles continue to spread mis-information!

    First off, in no state would a woman get procecuted for getting an abortion! The only one committing a crime in the act to performing an abortion is the doctor! The woman and the child are considered a victim under the law!

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