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Title    Meta Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Collecting Patient Health Data Without Consent
Date    Wednesday August 03, @11:53PM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the we-are-(again)-very-sorry-and-promise-to-do-better dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/08/03/0223238

upstart writes:

Facebook may have violated patient privacy laws:

Meta may have scooped up sensitive medical information without consent. The Verge reports that two proposed class-action lawsuits accuse the company and hospitals of violating HIPAA, the California Invasion of Privacy Act and other laws by collecting patient data without consent. Meta's Pixel analytic tracking tool allegedly sent health statuses, appointment details and other data to Facebook when it was present on patient portals.

In one lawsuit from last month, a patient said Pixel gathered data from the UC San Francisco and Dignity Health portals that was used to deliver ads related to heart and knee issues. The second lawsuit, from June, is broader and claims at least 664 providers shared medical info with Facebook through Pixel.

[...] They also follow a string of privacy-related US legal action against the social media giant. Meta is facing a DC Attorney General suit over Cambridge Analytica's collection of more than 70 million Americans' personal data. The company is also grappling with lawsuits over its deactivated facial recognition system, and only this year settled a 2012 class-action over the use of tracking cookies. These latest courtroom battles suggest that concerns about Meta's data gathering practices are far from over, even as the company makes its own efforts to crack down on misuse.

Previously: Facebook is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information From Hospital Websites – the Markup


Original Submission

Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Facebook may have violated patient privacy laws" - https://www.engadget.com/meta-hospitals-lawsuit-patient-privacy-data-tracking-162954779.html
  3. "reports" - https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/2/23288612/meta-hosptials-sued-patient-privacy-facebook-data-hipaa
  4. "HIPAA" - https://www.engadget.com/2019-04-04-amazon-alexa-hipaa-skills.html
  5. "one lawsuit" - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/meta-us-hospitals-sued-for-using-healthcare-data-to-target-ads/
  6. "second lawsuit" - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-17/meta-sued-over-claims-patient-data-secretly-sent-to-facebook
  7. "DC Attorney General suit" - https://www.engadget.com/mark-zuckerberg-cambridge-analytica-meta-facebook-lawsuit-dc-attorney-general-162329611.html
  8. "deactivated facial recognition system" - https://www.engadget.com/texas-sues-meta-facial-recognition-technology-185523509.html
  9. "the use of tracking cookies" - https://www.engadget.com/meta-tracking-cookie-privacy-class-action-settlement-173536621.html
  10. "crack down on misuse" - https://www.engadget.com/meta-sues-data-scraping-company-octopus-213001115.html
  11. "Facebook is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information From Hospital Websites – the Markup" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/06/19/1948251
  12. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=56273

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