Personal Privacy

GoodRx Lures in the Most Vulnerable With Promises of Discounted Prescriptions, Then Sells Their Data to Google, Facebook, and Others

The Infinite Brief
GoodRx’s digital products are sending personal details about them to more than 20 other internet-based companies.

Google, Facebook, and a marketing company called Braze all receive the names of medications people are researching, along with other details that could let them pinpoint whose phone or laptop is being used.

“It’s becoming a situation where privacy is for the privileged,” says Dena Mendelsohn, a senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports.

Both Google and Facebook deny using prescription information for targeting individuals with ads.

Curated from Consumer Reports

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