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Consumer health information is increasingly at risk, groups tell Congress

Americans are facing a growing threat to their privacy as their online activities are closely monitored and used to reveal increasingly personal information, including potential details about their state of health.

Sensitive information and changes in daily habits are tracked and sold to third party data mining companies and marketers, according to Brandi Collins-Dexter, a senior campaign director at the Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.

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