The HealthEngine app, which is used to make medical appointments, is being taken to court by the ACCC. Australia’s biggest medical appointment booking app HealthEngine is facing multi-million-dollar penalties after an ABC investigation exposed its practice of funnelling users’ personal health information to law firms. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched legal action against the Perth-based company in the Federal Court, accusing it of misleading and deceptive conduct. In June last year, the ABC revealed HealthEngine was passing on users’ most sensitive health information to law firms seeking clients for personal injury claims. The details of the deal were contained in secret internal Slater and Gordon documents that revealed HealthEngine was sending the firm a daily list of prospective clients at part of a pilot program in 2017. A negative review on HealthEngine’s app page complaining about contact from personal injury lawyers. The ACCC has also accused […]