March 3, 2023
D.C. News | Tea Leaves
  • The Federal Trade Commission has fined digital mental health care provider BetterHelp $7.8 million for sharing the personal health information of millions of consumers with advertisers like Facebook, Snapchat, Criteo, and Pinterest during a seven-year period. Under the proposed order, which the company agreed to, BetterHelp also would be banned from sharing consumers’ health data for advertising purposes. It is the second digital health company to be targeted this year by the FTC for its use of consumers’ health information, and the first whose fine will be used to pay affected consumers. (Articles here and here)