Facebook Health Site Tracking Legal, 9th Circ. Says

Law360 (December 7, 2018, 7:50 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel has found that a lower court rightly dismissed a suit brought by Facebook users who claimed the company illegally scraped data about their visits to medical websites, finding the users consented to the tracking by agreeing to Facebook's privacy policy.

The three-judge panel said Thursday that a California district court was right to toss the case against Facebook, American Cancer Society Inc., American Society of Clinical Oncology Inc. and five other health care organizations.

The appeals court disagreed with the users' argument that their browsing history on the health websites, which had installed a Facebook plug-in that sent the data...

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