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Will Big Tech Protect Abortion Seekers? Investors Want to Know

Activist shareholders pressuring Walmart and AT&T on abortion policy may add Google and Verizon to in 2023 proxy season.

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WATCH: Digital Surveillance in a Post-Roe Era

In a post-Roe world, the privacy of people seeking abortions is shaping up to be the next battleground for big technology companies. 

Some investors who support reproductive rights want to know what steps — if any — technology and telecommunication companies will take to protect the data of those looking to terminate pregnancies in states where abortion is now illegal or highly restricted, after the US Supreme Court overturned a 50-year-old case that offered federal protection.