Dobbs Ruling Means It's Time To Rethink Data Collection

By Amy Keller and David Straite (June 30, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization must be studied by all privacy lawyers before advising their clients — including on issues that seem superficially far afield from abortion.

Overturning more than a century’s worth of precedent, the decision upended the right to bodily autonomy and privacy for women across the country, and ignored well-settled law affirming bodily privacy as a fundamental unenumerated right protected by the Constitution.

Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence correctly — albeit disappointingly— observed that the logic of the majority’s basis for overturning Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade necessarily calls…

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