Nearly 2 in 3 Americans Support Goal of Rep. Sara Jacobs’ My Body, My Data Act
Washington, September 23, 2022
Nearly 2 in 3 Americans support the goal of Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ (CA-53) My Body, My Data Act (H.R. 8111). In a new poll by Navigator Research, 63% of Americans, across every partisan and racial group, support Congress making it illegal for apps and search engines to sell their reproductive health data. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ My Body, My Data Act would accomplish this by establishing a new national standard to protect reproductive and sexual health data.
“Since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision leaked, I’ve heard from friends, peers, and constituents panicked that their reproductive health data could be weaponized against them in our post-Roe world,” said Congresswoman Sara Jacobs. “This new polling underscores those very real fears and the need for Congress to immediately act to protect our most personal and private information in apps, search engines, location data, and more. My bill, the My Body, My Data Act, is the strongest legislation in Congress to protect reproductive and sexual health data. And with Republicans at every level of government finding new ways to target abortion patients and providers, we don’t have any time to wait. We need to pass it now – to protect our data and our privacy.”
The My Body, My Data Act (H.R. 8111) would: