The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received a complaint against Facebook that alleges the social media giant wrongfully disclosed information on members of closed groups.
The complaint, which was filed with the FTC last month, alleges that “Facebook deceptively solicited patients to use its ‘Groups’ product to share personal health information about their health issues. Facebook has marketed this product as a Personal Health Record. Facebook then leaked to the public health data that those patients uploaded. At least in some cases, this was done contrary to the specific privacy decisions made by Facebook users.”