Meta Is Sued for Allegedly Collecting Patient Health Data Without Consent

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Published on August 3, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Meta Is Sued for Allegedly Collecting Patient Health Data Without Consent

Meta Is Sued for Allegedly , Collecting Patient Health Data , Without Consent.

Engadget reports that Facebook's parent company, Meta, may have collected users' sensitive medical information without their consent.

Two proposed class-action lawsuits accuse the company, along with hospitals, of violating HIPAA, the California Invasion of Privacy Act and other laws.

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According to the suits, Meta's Pixel analytic tracking tool collected users' health statuses, appointment details and other data.

According to the suits, Meta's Pixel analytic tracking tool collected users' health statuses, appointment details and other data.

One lawsuit filed last month accuses Pixel of gathering data from the UC San Francisco and Dignity Health portals.

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A June 2022 lawsuit makes broader claims that at least 664 providers shared users' medical information with Facebook through Pixel.

A June 2022 lawsuit makes broader claims that at least 664 providers shared users' medical information with Facebook through Pixel.

Engadget reports that the legal action could prove to be costly for Meta.

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Plaintiffs are reportedly seeking damages on behalf of all Facebook users whose healthcare providers use Pixel.

Plaintiffs are reportedly seeking damages on behalf of all Facebook users whose healthcare providers use Pixel.

The Pixel lawsuits follow a string of privacy-related legal actions against Meta.

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Those legal actions include a D.C.

Attorney General suit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw over 70 million Americans' personal data collected without consent.

Those legal actions include a D.C.

Attorney General suit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw over 70 million Americans' personal data collected without consent.

According to Engadget, the social media giant is also dealing with lawsuits over its deactivated facial recognition system.

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Earlier in 2022, the company settled a 2012 class-action lawsuit over the use of tracking cookies


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