Data Brokers Know When You Are Sick, Tired And Depressed


From the diseases you battle to the pills you pop, your most personal health information could be for sale.

That’s because some data brokers are collecting information from the surveys you take, websites you visit, products you buy and mobile apps you use to create lists of consumers with certain health issues or medical conditions. They then sell this information to marketers and other companies.

Diabetes, depression, herpes, yeast infections, erectile dysfunction and bed-wetting are just a few of the highly sensitive conditions for which consumer lists are available.

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