The to start of health cerebral issued a statement confirming this Private data by metal health of the 3.1 million customers have ended at advertising platforms by Meta, TikTok, Google…”and others“.
We’re talking about first-level private mental health data: names of patients, Phone numbersemail addresses, dates of birth, IP addressesinsurance information, appointment dates, treatments and much more.
Even the responses that customers have filled in as part of the self-evaluation of mental health on the website and the app, which you are used to schedule therapy appointments And get prescription drugs.
Pixel Tracking strikes again
This serious data breachwhere it is not only about personal information, but also about mental healthhas reached advertising platforms thanks to the dreaded tracking pixel they use Goal, Tik Tok, Google and other companies that track user activity.
This tracking pixel It is a piece of code that website owners can install for free in a specific section of their page. Typically an item’s purchase box, places where users enter, the button to access a product file, etc.
When someone touches that part of the internet, the tracking pixel collect all kinds of information. It is also kept in the cache of the browser so that it keeps track of the different places you visit to create a very detailed profile of yourself: tastes, political ideas, friendships, purchases, etc.
cerebral causes your customer data to be leaked because of this tracking pixels who use the aforementioned platforms and which she has placed on her website to track the activity of her patients.
The explanation contains many gapsbecause this one tracking pixels They even spy on the brand of underwear you wear, but must not collect data such as names, telephone numbers and emailslike they leaked.
He release of the brain you sure have outraged his patientsbecause in addition to not assuming any blame, advises “use the browser in incognito modeso they don’t track. Come on, it’s the patients’ fault, not that they put tracking pixels on their website.
The security breach is already under investigation by the US Bureau of Civil Rights, although, as often happens in these cases, cerebral you will receive a fine, which you can pay without difficulty.
But there is a very serious problem when, supposedly, a tracking pixel by Meta, TikTok and Googleends with collecting personal mental health informationfrom names and phone numbers to diseases and treatments, from the patients of cerebral. The internet is broken and it’s time governments got to work fixing it before it’s too late. If it isn’t already…