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Mass General Brigham Collection of Users’ Internet Data Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against Mass General Brigham, Inc., formerly Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Mass General owned-and-operated providers, for their alleged collection, use, and sharing of its website users’ information without proper notice or consent. The complaint claimed that the websites use third-part website analytics, tools, cookies, pixels, and other such technologies, and that the code on the websites caused users’ browsers to disclose information to third parties. The class action did not involve a data breach, identity fraud, or disclosure of personal medical information.

Docket Number:

1984CV01651-BLS1

Company: Mass General Brigham, Inc.

Filing Deadline: December 15, 2021

Class Period: May 23, 2016 to July 31, 2021

Objection Deadline: December 30, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: January 18, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

The website for this settlement does not make clear what information must be provided. The settlement agreement is not included in the documents.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if, between May 23, 2016 and July 31, 2021, you were a patient of the defendants in this case and visited the websites at issue in this case, and you are either (a) a resident of Massachusetts or (b) received medical care in Massachusetts at any of the defendants. For a list of defendant healthcare providers, see the Notice at https://angeion-public.s3.amazonaws.com/www.MAcookiesettlement.com/docs/Long+Form+Notice_Final.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Proportional share of the net settlement fund, up to $100. Final amount depends on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $18.4 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$3,500

Law Firms:
Kenney & Conley PC
Kiesel Law
Simmons Hanly Conroy

Claim Form: Partners HealthCare/Mass General Brigham Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: John Doe and Jane Doe, et al. v. Partners Healthcare System, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Partners HealthCare/Mass General Brigham Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

MA Cookie Settlement
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Info@MAcookiesettlement.com
866-516-2966

Tags: Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties, Your Privacy