Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project
The Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project researches and advocates against data exploitation in sexual and reproductive rights.
The organised opposition to sexual and reproductive rights has gone digital. Data exploitative tech is being developed that is capable of stealing vast amounts of intimate information about people’s reproductive health and delaying or curtailing access to reproductive healthcare services. The Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project researches and advocates against this form of data exploitation.
The right to privacy is one of the precedents used to establish reproductive rights, and it is established by several international and regional legal instruments. The primary link between the two stems from the fact that laws and policies which impede upon individuals’ rights to access sexual and reproductive health services may also interfere with individuals’ right to privacy and to make autonomous decisions as it pertains to their health and fertility. Reproductive rights are necessary for bodily autonomy.