Lawsuits Reinforce Importance of Health Care Websites being HIPAA Compliant []

March 27, 2023


Written by: Harris Beach PLLC, Roy Breitenbach and Alan Winchester

After dozens of class-action lawsuits filed against health care providers across the country alleging their websites shared patient information with social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram, providers are again urged to increase cyber security to avoid violating HIPAA and other patient privacy laws.



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Here are some other helpful resources, news stories, press releases, opinions and articles about HIPAA, Pixel Tracking, Tracking Technologies and more … | Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates

FIERCE HEALTHCARE | HHS bulletin clarifies when pixel tracker use may violate HIPAA

Becker’s Health IT | Why health systems website pixel tracking tools can’t be used for marketing

JD SUPRA, LLC. | FTC Targets Tracking Pixels Amid Data Sharing Settlements with GoodRx, BetterHelp

JD SUPRA, LLC. | Lawsuits Reinforce Importance of Health Care Websites being HIPAA Compliant | What is a tracking technology?

The National Law Review | FTC Focuses on Pixel Tracking, and Not Just at Healthcare Companies

The National Law Review | HIPAA Regulated Entities: Website or App Tracking Technologies, Pixels Can Create Significant Compliance and Litigation Risks

The FTC Office of Technology | Lurking Beneath the Surface: Hidden Impacts of Pixel Tracking

The Markup | The FTC Is Taking on Telehealth’s Data Sharing Problem—​Starting with GoodRx

REED SMITH, LLP. | HHS OCR Issues Bulletin on HIPAA Compliance for Tracking Technologies 

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