Lawsuit alleges Cedars-Sinai shared patient info with Meta, Google, Microsoft

Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai is being sued over claims it transmitted patient data to Big Tech companies such as Meta, Google and Microsoft, City News Service reported.

A plaintiff identified as John Doe claimed ad tracking technology on the health system's website shared information with the tech firms and other marketing and social media companies, allowing them to target patients with ads related to their medical care, according to the Jan. 3 story. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and asks for class-action status, compensatory and punitive damages, and an injunction against any similar sharing of information.

A Cedars-Sinai spokesperson told the news outlet the health system doesn't comment on pending litigation.

Several hospitals and health systems around the country are facing lawsuits over similar allegations.

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