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Lawsuit accuses Medtronic of sharing patient data

Lawsuit accuses Medtronic of sharing patient data

DUBLIN – A lawsuit filed against Medtronic alleges that the company’s insulin delivery devices shared patient data with third parties, including Google, in violation of HIPAA and other industry standards, according to online news reports. 

The lawsuit, filed by “A.H.” in U.S. District Court in Central California, alleges that Medtronic and its MiniMed and InPen devices transmit personally identifiable information and protected health information to third parties. 

Per the lawsuit, the data was transmitted via tracking and authentication technology, including Google Analytics, Crashlytics, Firebase Authentication and related tools. A.H. says these technologies, installed on the website and/or mobile applications, include the InPen iOS and Android applications. 

“Information about a person’s health is among the most confidential and sensitive information in society, and its mishandling can have serious consequences, including embarrassment, discrimination, and denial of insurance coverage,” the lawsuit reads.


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