Ben Bold
Nov 14, 2019

Health sites sharing personal data with Google, Facebook and Amazon

Financial Times has conducted thorough investigation into apparent breaches of privacy laws.

Consumer data: many sites dropped cookies that allow other parties to track people around the web

Popular health websites are sharing sensitive datarelating to medical symptoms, diagnoses and drug nameswith companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Oracle, and ad brokers including Scorecard and Open X, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Using open-source tools, the newspaper analysed 100 health sitesincluding WebMD, Healthline, BabyCentre and Bupaand found that 79% of them dropped cookies that allow other parties to track people around the...

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