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Meta hit with US suit alleging data collection through hundreds of hospital websites

Meta Platforms was hit by proposed US class-action litigation today alleging its Facebook Pixel tracking software illegally collected protected patient data from more than 600 health care providers' websites and apps across the US — activity an anonymous plaintiff alleged is a wiretap violation.
The suit, filed in US District

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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