Lawsuit Investigation: Is Facebook Collecting Non-Users’ Health Data?

Last Updated on September 1, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who does not have a Facebook account and used telehealth services provided by Monument, Cerebral, Brightside, Workit or Boulder.
What’s Going On?
It’s believed that Meta may have used a tracking tool on these telehealth companies’ websites to secretly collect patients’ sensitive health information – particularly for people who do not have Facebook accounts. Attorneys are looking into whether Meta is building so-called “shadow profiles” from non-users’ personal and health information – and whether a class action lawsuit can be filed over potential privacy violations.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help compensate people whose privacy may have been violated. It could also force Meta to change its data collection practices.