Facebook Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Collecting Private Health Data

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2022
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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, faced a lawsuit after it was revealed the company used a tracking tool to obtain patient health information.

Reclaim the Net reported that the plaintiff, a patient who used the healthcare portal in Baltimore, sued the tech giant for invasion of privacy, violation of the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, breach of contract, and more.

“Facebook breached its contractual promise…by not requiring its partners that are medical providers to obtain patient consent before sharing patient status and other data relating to online patient portal registration, logins,...

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