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 December 3, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Online

Peter Dolanjski reports:

There’s probably no greater expectation of privacy than when it comes to a person’s health. But the pervasive third party tracking that we’ve recently learned many health websites engage in has made the internet untrustworthy for people who turn to it during this vulnerable time in their lives.

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According to the investigation, personal data like drug names, symptoms, diagnoses and ovulation cycle information has been shared with companies including Google, Facebook and Amazon. And in some cases, unique identifiers were shared with third parties and tracker cookies were dropped without user consent.

This practice isn’t always unlawful, but it is invasive and concerning.

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