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United States Privacy Digest | A rundown of US enforcement actions Related reading: Global News Roundup: Feb. 23–March 1, 2021

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  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Everalbum regarding alleged facial recognition misuse. The FTC claims the photo application developer, which shut down August 2020, used its facial recognition technology on photos without users' express consent and applied the technology to photos outside of the app feature that utilizes the scans.
  • The FTC also reached a settlement with Flo Health over the data-sharing practices related to its women's health tracking app following allegations of unlawful data sharing with third-party marketing and analytics services, including Facebook and Google.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced it has reached a $200,000 settlement with Banner Health over alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule's right of access standard.
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