Is there no end to these stories? Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with user data it had collected, and help the hospitals figure out which patients might need special care or treatment. I’m no attorney but I would be suspicious this violates HIPAA and various other laws.
If you can stand to read one more story about Facebook’s shenanigans, take a look at: https://cnb.cx/2IyXlrT.