U.S. senators wrote a letter to several telehealth companies criticizing their reported failure “to protect sensitive health information,” Stat reports. U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., recently wrote to Monument, Workit Health and Cerebral to inquire about their data sharing practices. The letter was prompted by a joint investigation by Stat and The Markup into 50 consumer telehealth companies’ data sharing, focused on types of user data shared via embedded trackers for targeted advertising.
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