Privacy and Surveillance

CVS To Pay $4.4M For Divulging HIV Status Of 6,000 Patients

CVS Health Corp. has agreed to pay $4.35 million to resolve claims it divulged the protected health information of 6,000 Ohio residents by mailing letters in envelopes with windows that revealed names and references to HIV diagnoses, according to Tuesday federal court filings…

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Facebook Must Face Trimmed Messenger Data Scraping Suit

A California federal court on Thursday kept alive a proposed class action claiming Facebook scooped up Android users’ call and text logs without permission and then sold the data to advertisers, but the judge warned that the users don’t have a “guaranteed path to victory”…

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Docs Shed Light On Facebook Cambridge Analytica Timeline

Facebook Inc. and the D.C. attorney general’s office on Friday released documents that show the social media giant’s employees were raising concerns about “sketchy” Cambridge Analytica months before Facebook has said it found out about the political consulting firm’s data-harvesting scandal…

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