Taft attorney Cory Brennan was quoted in the article “Costco Pharmacy Sends Sensitive Health Data to 3rd Parties,” which was published in Data Breach on Oct. 30. The article highlights two different class action lawsuits that accuse Costco pharmacies of unlawfully scraping and transmitting sensitive health data to third parties like Google and Facebook in violation of HIPAA and the Federal Trade Act, among other federal and state wiretapping laws. Brennan noted that some of the rising lawsuits regarding third-party tracking technologies can be quite frivolous, but others bring serious data privacy concerns to light.
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Brennan is an associate in Taft’s Indianapolis office and focuses her practice on matters relating to intellectual property, information technology, software licensing and procurement, advertising technologies and digital marketing solutions, data privacy and security, and data breach and incident response. She advises clients on a variety of data governance regulations, including GDPR, HIPAA, and state laws governing personally identifiable information, such as CCPA. Brennan also counsels clients on compliance with various information security standards, including HIPAA/HITECH, NIST, and ISO, and represents clients in responding to information security incidents.