Meta (aka. Facebook/Instagram) has been found to be collecting health and medical data without informing users. Specifically, Meta and the following health systems have been identified as potentially collecting and sharing sensitive personal and medical data: Johns Hopkins Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Duke University Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Sanford USD Medical Center, UPMC Presbyterian & Shadyside, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Jefferson Health – Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, El Camino Hospital, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Due to the illegal collection and monetization of this data, consumers have reported receiving targeted ads for private medical conditions and diagnoses. Scott+Scott is working with harmed parties to bring a class action lawsuit against Meta and Healthcare Institutions for their collection and use of illegally obtained sensitive, private health data.

If you have provided personal data to a healthcare website, app, and/or portal and then been targeted by advertisers for a private medical condition or diagnosis you should reach out to learn more about your legal rights.