Cleveland Medical Center Meta Pixel Data Privacy Investigation
The Lyon Firm is actively involved in data privacy and data theft cases and is currently investigating the University Hospitals – Cleveland Medical Center data tracking policy on behalf of victims and plaintiffs in Ohio and nationwide.
According to recent privacy investigations, several healthcare organizations have been have been sending patient information to Facebook through a tool called Meta Pixel, raising several privacy violation concerns. The Lyon Firm is investigating allegations for similar company policy at Cleveland Medical Center.
Hundreds of health entities in the US have allegedly added third-party tracking code to its websites “to improve access to information about critical patient care services and manage key functionalities of our patient-facing websites.”
The unauthorized tracking of patient data could be a privacy violation. By tracking user activity, the code also transmits data to Meta/Facebook without patient consent, which potentially violates data privacy law.
Cleveland Medical Center is not the only healthcare system suspected of using the Meta Pixel tool. The following health systems are also being investigated for impermissible disclosures of PHI:
- The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Novant Health
- Duke Health
- Community Health Network
- Chester County Hospital
- Atrium Health
- Baptist Health Solutions Florida
- Health First
- Orlando Health Physician Group
- Miami Jewish Health Systems
- Lakeland Regional Health
- Brooks Rehabilitation – Genesis Health Inc.
- University Hospitals – Cleveland Medical Center