Aspen Dental hit with class-action data privacy lawsuit

A new class-action lawsuit alleges that Chicago-based Aspen Dental shared private data with third parties, according to court documents.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 16 by six plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, claims Aspen Dental violated the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act by installing tracking software on its website and sharing private healthcare data with third parties. Those parties include Facebook, Google, Bing and Salesforce, according to the documents. 

"As a matter of company policy, Aspen Dental does not comment on active litigation. The commitment to this policy is grounded in the respect for the legal process and ensuring a fair and impartial resolution. We understand the public's interest in these matters but believe it is in the best interest of all parties involved to refrain from making public statements during ongoing legal proceedings," a spokesperson said in a statement shared with Becker's

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