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Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:40 AM

Youngkin opposes effort to shield menstrual data from law enforcement

Washington Post
By Laura Vozzella and Gregory S. Schneider
February 14, 2023 at 6:24 p.m. EST

RICHMOND — The administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) helped defeat a bill this week to put menstrual data stored on period-tracking apps beyond the reach of law enforcement, blocking what supporters pitched as a basic privacy measure.

Millions of women use mobile apps to track their cycles, a practice that has occasionally raised data-security worries because the apps are not bound by HIPAA, the federal health privacy law. New concerns arose after the Supreme Court gave states the right to ban abortion in June, with some abortion rights groups warning that the information could be used to prosecute women or doctors who violate a state’s restrictions on the procedure.

S.B. 852, proposed by Sen. Barbara A. Favola (D-Arlington), would have prohibited search warrants from being issued for menstrual data stored on computers or other electronic devices. The measure sailed out of the Democratic-led Senate last week on a 31-9 vote, with every Democrat and half of the chamber’s 18 Republicans in support.

But a Republican-led House subcommittee voted along party lines Monday to “table” the bill — essentially killing it — after Maggie Cleary, Youngkin’s deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security, detailed the administration’s concerns that the measure could restrict subpoena powers.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/02/14/youngkin-menstrual-data-abortion-virginia/

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Reply Youngkin opposes effort to shield menstrual data from law enforcement (Original post)
Wicked Blue Feb 2023 OP
The Jungle 1 Feb 2023 #1
mercuryblues Feb 2023 #2
raging moderate Feb 2023 #4
Wicked Blue Feb 2023 #7
Me. Feb 2023 #3
GreenWave Feb 2023 #5
Timeflyer Feb 2023 #6

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:46 AM

1. Snark

If you are not guilty why would you want to hide this information. ***Snark***

Not snark. This is America in 2023. The government wants to track your cycle.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:46 AM

2. Coming soon to a state near you

Period Police.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:47 AM

4. Maybe women should delete this function.

We have the right to privacy.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:50 AM

7. Coming next: Police send SWAT teams to homes of women with PMS

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:47 AM

3. It Is Astounding To Me That This Is Even A Consideration

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Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:48 AM

5. Pervert!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:49 AM

6. Back to the good old days of paper calendars and wire coat hangers.

"Take those shoes off, woman, and get back in the kitchen."

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