Facebook’s $725 Million Data-Privacy Settlement’s Impact on Healthcare

By |2024-03-14T09:59:19-04:00October 2, 2023|Nursing Law Blog|

Author headshot standing in dark suit with red tie against a dark grey backgroundBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law and Hartley Brooks, Law Clerk, The Health Law Firm

Facebook agreed to the largest-ever data privacy settlement in December 2022. The $725 million settlement comes after nearly five years of litigation and contentious negotiations.

The class action lawsuit revolved around allegations that Facebook had been sharing user data with third parties without the users’ consent or knowledge. The case stemmed from the 2016 investigation into the Facebook election scandal.

In that scandal, Facebook was accused of selling user data to a political consulting firm that […]