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M**a is suing for secretly sending confidential data to F*****k

To the owner of Facebook services*Instagram* and the WhatsApp company Meta* filed a lawsuit accusing her of secretly leaking confidential information to Facebook* — this is supposed to happen when patients work with health portals.

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Image source: succo / pixabay.com

Facebook’s analytics tool is at the root of the problem this time.* Pixel. According to the plaintiffs, this tool is used to collect and send messages and other sensitive information to Facebook resources.* The lawsuit was filed in a San Francisco court in violation of US federal law and the laws of the State of California.

The world’s largest social network has been the subject of frequent allegations and investigations in recent years, but the new case is unique in that the data is said to be collected by third-party providers and Facebook* With its pixel, it is formally only a service provider for portals of medical institutions.

The plaintiff, whose name was not released, said he was a user of the Baltimore Health System portal, where he checked his test results, made appointments and corresponded with doctors. He alleged a violation of the Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a constitutional right to privacy, and also sought compensation for moral damage and a fine against the defendant.

The Markup, a non-profit organization, published a study that found that 33 of Newsweek’s top 100 hospitals have the pixel installed on their websites, even those that post specialist schedules and schedule appointments, which may be illegal. When the lawsuit became known, some institutions removed the pixel. The lawsuit relates to a total of 664 institutes.

In the meantime on the Meta Business User Support page* says: “Mechanism for filtering meta-signals* Detecting data in Business Tools that is considered potentially sensitive and relevant to health, the filtering mechanism is designed to prevent such data from entering our ad ranking and optimization systems.”.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision, activities on the grounds of Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremist Activity”.

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