WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her Senate colleagues in reintroducing the My Body, My Data Act, legislation to protect personal reproductive and sexual health data by minimizing the information collected and retained, and preventing that information from being disclosed or misused.
Since the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin and 18 other states have total or near total abortion bans—putting people who are getting, seeking, or facilitating reproductive health care at risk of having their digital footprints weaponized against them.
“Women in Wisconsin have already had their right and freedom to control their bodies ripped away. The last thing they need is to have their personal and private health data tracked, collected, and used again them,” said Senator Baldwin. “I’m proud to support the My Body, My Data Act because it takes the necessary steps to safeguard women’s privacy and protect their most sensitive reproductive health data so it isn’t collected and used against them by those who want to interfere with their freedoms.”
Currently, few protections exist to prevent personal reproductive health data, or information about people seeking reproductive health services, from being collected, retained, or disclosed to third parties.
The My Body, My Data Act would address this by:
Senator Baldwin has long fought to safeguard women’s reproductive rights and freedoms and has been a steadfast advocate in protecting women’s reproductive health data. Earlier this year, Senator Baldwin led her colleagues in a letter calling on the Biden administration to better protect Americans’ reproductive health data under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).