Eighty-nine percent of the top pharmaceutical websites in the EU fail GDPR compliance

By virtue of the drop of one cookie required as a minimum for use, 89% of the top 150 online pharmacies in the EU have violated GDPR rules by both collecting personal data of visitors and customers and collecting sensitive information, including on use of antidepressants, reproductive health products, and addiction treatment. The pharma e-commerce industry was projected to grow by nearly €9.5 billion between 2020-2024 and data collected is highly sensitive. The research conducted by consent management company Usercentrics, looked at companies in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy,  Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.