Your mental health for sale
Over the past decade targeted advertisement has become exponentially more invasive. To enable targeted advertisement as it is common today, massive amounts of data about individuals are collected, shared and processed. In practice, this means that most of what you do online - such as the websites you visit, the apps that you use, what you do on them, what you watch, what you buy, what you read, your location and your interests etc. – is being tracked, shared and used to profile you.
To understand how data relating to mental health is currently protected, Privacy International analysed 136 popular mental health web pages related to depression in France, Germany and the UK. We also selected a small sub-set of online depression tests for further analysis.
Posted on May 25, 2020