STUDY: 99% Of COVID-19 Data Websites Secretly Track Users.

The vast majority of governmental and COVID-19 tracking websites employ third-party trackers on users without consent, according to a new study. The revelation comes from a recent paper – “Measuring Web Cookies in Governmental Websites” – published by a cohort of European researchers funded by groups including the European Research Council (ERC), the European Union, and the Spanish government. “A potential risk from e-governance is that since it represents a unique point of interaction for mandatory and indispensable services for all citizens, it can, unintentionally or not, become a single point of monitoring and tracking for the entire population of