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Patient Privacy Court Case: July 2019

Class action lawsuit filed against Ancestry.com for breaching HIPAA and sharing private health information. In April 2019, Alameda County Superior Court accepted a class action lawsuit against Ancestry.com (Ancestry). The class action suit alleged that Ancestry released clients' private health information without express permission or written authorization. The state court class action complaint alleges that Ancestry’s notice of disclosure is insufficient to allow Ancestry to release the private information of its patients under applicable law.

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