RIL Guidance Memo: Responding to Reproductive Rights and Healthcare Changes in the US

Tech companies operating in the US should consider the impact of last week’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. There are five key questions companies should prepare to address.
Responsible Innovation Labs
June 28, 2022

Tech companies operating in the US should consider the impact of last week’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Five key questions companies should prepare to address: 

1. [Data Governance] What user data do we collect and retain? Should we change our practices?

2. [Legal Requests] How will we respond to law enforcement requests, civil subpoenas and similar requests for user data?

3. [Platform Governance] How will we respond to misinformation, and to requests to take down information on reproductive rights? 

4. [Employees] How will we support employees in states with changes? 

5.[Employees] How will we lead and manage employee dialogue?

Takeaway: While the actions suggested cannot determine whether your users and employees are impacted, they can help determine how they are impacted. Proactive consideration can help ensure your response is intentional and aligned with your values. 

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