STAT+: UPMC, Advocate Aurora, Duke fighting lawsuits over use of Meta's tracking tool
6 days ago - By STAT
Five months after a media investigation revealed that hospitals were feeding Meta sensitive patient information through a tracking tool on their websites, prominent systems like UPMC, Advocate Aurora, and Duke Health are still contending with the resulting legal action.
The Markup and STAT News co-published an investigation in June that found one-third of Newsweek's top 100 U.S. hospitals were using a tracker called Meta Pixel that sends Meta, formerly known as Facebook, data whenever patients schedule doctor's appointments. The data collected includes details about patients' medical...
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