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Atrium Health Carolinas Health – Health Information Disclosure – Class Action Investigation

September 20, 2022 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Charlotte-based Atrium Health Carolinas health system (“Atrium”) based upon reports that Atrium shares highly sensitive patient and potential patient medical information directly with Meta (formerly Facebook) without authorization. 

The unauthorized data sharing occurs as a result of Atrium’s inclusion of the Facebook Tracking Pixel tool on the Atrium website. The Facebook Tracking Pixel tool is coding that uses “cookies” to track the activities of users on Atrium’s website, which can include specific searches for doctors by specialization, by medical conditions (e.g., HIV), and other searches that are keyed to other sensitive medical information. This and other highly sensitive and protected health information is collected as “identifiers” during website use and sent to Facebook.

Atrium’s conduct in allowing the use of the Facebook Tracking Pixel tool to collect and transmit protected health information of current and potential patients may violate consumer protection and data privacy laws.

If you have used Atrium Health’s website as a potential or actual patient of Atrium, you may be entitled to compensation. Please fill out the form below and our lawyers promptly will contact you.