Fertility App Maker Sued for Sending Data to Google, Facebook
A proposed class action lawsuit alleges Flo Health, a fertility-tracking mobile app maker, unlawfully shared sensitive user data with Google, Facebook and two other software vendors – AppsFlyer Inc. and Flurry Inc. – who are named as co-defendants in the legal dispute.
The lawsuit complaint filed in a California federal court on Sept. 2 alleges violations of several state and federal laws, including California privacy laws, the Stored Communications Act and the Federal Wiretap Act, among other claims.
The legal action was filed by eight former users of Flo Health’s fertility-tracking application – on behalf of others similarly situated – alleging the consumers provided “intimate, personal health details in response to probing survey questions about health and wellness … based on [Flo Health’s] repeated assurances that their intimate health data would remain protected and confidential and would not be disclosed to third parties.”
Source: Lawsuit: Fertility App Maker Sent Data to Google, Facebook