Facebook Accused Of Lifting Patient Data From Hospital Sites

By Hailey Konnath (June 17, 2022, 7:36 PM EDT) — Facebook is allegedly using its Pixel tracking tool to collect the data of millions of hospital patients without their permission or knowledge across the country, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in California federal court.

The suit was filed by an anonymous Maryland hospital patient, identified only as John Doe, who says the Pixel tool redirects patient communications from hospital websites to the social media giant.

“When a patient communicates with a health care provider’s website where the Facebook Pixel is present on the patient portal login page, the Facebook Pixel source code causes the exact content of the…

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