A court in the Southern District of California recently dismissed for failure to state a claim a case contending that a health care corporation violated users’ privacy under California law. See Cousin v. Sharp Healthcare, No. 22-CV-2040-MMA (DDL), 2023 WL 4484441 (S.D. Cal. July 12, 2023).
In the proposed class action suit against Sharp Healthcare, a non-profit that operates multiple hospitals and medical groups, plaintiffs alleged violations of privacy under the California Constitution and common law, as well as violations of the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”) and California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”). Plaintiffs claimed that Sharp collected and shared patients’ personal and sensitive health information by incorporating a third-party pixel on Sharp’s website.