Facebook accused of taking patient data from hospital sites

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

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

“When a patient contacts a healthcare provider’s website where the Facebook pixel is present on the patient portal login page, the source code of the Facebook pixel causes the exact content of the…

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