Oct 172018
 
 October 17, 2018  Posted by  Business, Court

Helen Christophi reports:

A Ninth Circuit panel gave little indication Tuesday whether it will revive a proposed class action accusing Facebook of spying on cancer sufferers to target them with medical advertising.

U.S. Circuit Court Chief Judge Sidney Thomas peppered Facebook’s lawyer with questions hinting that he was undecided about whether user information – such as searches for medical terms – collected by Facebook from healthcare and nonprofit websites is protected from disclosure under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Thanks to Joe Cadillic for sending this along.

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